Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Time To Fix Social Security & Medicare

President Obama and his Socialist pals in Congress have no plan to fix Social Security and Medicare, even though every one admits that there is no "lock box" full of our contributions to pay for these benefits.  Politicians of both political parties have been stealing our money to spend on current government expenditures since 1965, when Lyndon Johnson enacted his Great Society Welfare Programs.   Faced with 75 million Baby Boomers, 10,000 of whom are reaching 65 years old every day, the fact is that both Social Security and Medicare are heading toward insolvency and most of our illustrious elected Socialist Representatives just don't have the courage to deal with it. 

All we hear from President Obama are tax the "rich", those earning more than $250,000 a year, Schemes.   This segment of the population includes about 1 million small businesses, so raising their taxes to fund a bigger, more intrusive government, is a job killer.   In any case, the fact is that if Obama confiscated all wealth in the United States, it would not solve the problems we face with Social Security and Medicare.   It really is time to stop demagoguing this issue, as Socialists liars criticize Paul Ryan and other Republicans, for simply daring to tell the truth.

The Social Security age needs to gradually go up for Americans that are 55 and younger to 70 years old for full benefits because people are living so much longer.  And, rather than means testing, 100% of Social Security benefits should be taxed at regular income tax rates for higher income individuals.  Today, up to 85% is taxed.  Disability Benefits that come out of the Social Security Trust Fund should only be applicable to people who are mentally, or physically disabled, not someone with a pain the neck, or high blood pressure.  Currently, about 9 million Americans are on Disability, up 1 million since Obama took office and many of these people are committing fraud because they are fully capable of working. 

Medicare must be means tested.  It is already happening; but must go further so that everyone, except the poor, are paying up to 50% of the cost of a typical insurance premium.  This monthly payment should be progressive just like our income tax system, which means that presumably, 50% would pay nothing, but the other 50% with assets would pay in accordance with their ability. 

All of this is just common sense, which Socialists are trying to portray as radical.   The reality is that there will be no Social Security, or Medicare benefits for future generations if we don't face these facts and get the job done, particularly related to those that are 55 and younger today.  Instead, we will see ads showing Republicans throwing granny over a cliff.   It is just plain pathetic; but not unusual because Socialists will lie, cheat, or steal to stay in office. 

About 100 million Americans are now on the dole, receiving some kind of government assistance, way up since Obama took office, since he has made it easier for people to get entitlements.   All of this is unsustainable and will bankrupt our country.  This Blogger is convinced that this is precisely Obama's plan to transform our country into a Socialist nation.   We can't let that happen. 

We must take back our country in 2012 and 2014 by sweeping these Socialists, that would bankrupt our country, including President Obama, out of office.   We must elect Mitt Romney the next President of the United States and gain Republican control of both Houses of Congress to get our country back on track.   We can do it.   We must do it to preserve our freedom, our nation and way of life for the sake of our children and grandchildren.   We have to fix Social Security and Medicare and the sooner the better to save these programs for future generations. 

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