I have thrown lots of mud around on this thread. I work 28 straight 12's and then have 2 weeks off, so you all can't get rid of me for a while!
So I just want to say. Assigning blame for the FACT the social security is busted-flat is pointless. As citizens we are all writing checks that are kids are going to have to cash if we don't get it under control.
In my opinion we have to end ss/medicare. Some of us are going to have pay into it for a while, and get nothing out of it but the pride that we honored a social contract and simultaneously solved a major problem for our kids. But hell, lots of people DIED for us to have the right to fix this. It's really not that big a deal. The alt is we pay in, get nothing and our kids have a mess.