YoungRepublican Wrote:
Sep 22, 2012 12:35 PM
FDR 1935- Social Security LBJ 1965- Medicare LBJ 1965- Medicaid GWB 2003- Medicare Part D It seems to me that out of the largest security nets in America, most were established by Democrats and most were created with no idea of the growth they would have in the coming years. If you pick up a typical high school government textbook, these programs are actually labeled as "uncontollable expenses" due to the fact that Congress can only set qualifications for entry into the programs, not the number of members or recipients. This has led to explosive growth, with these entitement programs consuming as much as 57% of the federal budget for Fiscal Year 2012. Bottom line, these programs are out of hand, and the money and debt from the working...