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More Welfare Bucks Show Obama’s Failure

loadstar Wrote: Aug 29, 2012 2:01 PM
Entitlement reforms are NOT even an option, but a NECESSITY! America is still (for now) a center-right country...that is why the Left SO favors ILLEGAL aliens-- they will virtually all vote for more Big Brother, huge, ever-taxing, "entitlement" guvment. The left has never REALLY wanted to resolve the needs of the underclass...they simply want them dependent on Big Guvment which the Leftist "elites" like the Obama Chicago Mafia hope always to run in liberal plantation fashion. It is like paying a chiropractor or a shrink-- there is NEVER a real cure!
Irresponsible47Percenter Wrote: Aug 29, 2012 4:47 PM
I agree that SS/Medicare/Medicaid cannot go on as they are and must be reformed, but I believe that they can be brought back to soundness simply by raising the retirement age by between 5-7 years over the next three decades and giving a healthy bump to the withholding limits outside of the COLA process. The Ryan 'solution' is motivated by an ideological loathing of SS/Medicare/Medicaid.
loadstar Wrote: Aug 29, 2012 8:23 PM
Very few people get the demographic problems...the typical current Medicare recipient will get back $4 for each dollar paid in.

Worse still BY FAR, 76 million Baby Boomers are starting to retire and the piggy bank is already drained.

It is NOT an ideological loathing of SS/Medicare, but instead a loathing of the shell game perpetrated on the people.

YOUR S.S. $ has already been spent-- but NOT on your Mom-- on bridges to nowhere, foreign aid, etc.
A version of this column appeared originally in THE DAILY BEAST

What does President Obama plan to do to slow or stop the explosive growth in the number of Americans who count on regular welfare checks from the federal government?

Does he consider the expansion of dependent households a positive achievement for his administration or a threat to the long-term vigor of the economy?

These distinctly uncomfortable questions pose a potent threat to an embattled administration already struggling to defend its record of economic management and to secure the president’s reelection. All answers...