If you listen to the GOP and their mouthpiece, Ryan you will hear them talk about getting the debt under control and in their next breath they talk about Medicare and Social Security.
IF anyone here believes this is the problem the put your crack pipe down an open the windows,
Lets lay some FACTS on the table:
I as in ME, 17 Oaks, has paid INTO Social Security and Medicare all his life and now that I draw SS, guess what, I am STILL paying into Medicare and will till I die, that NEVER goes away. Medicare if for those aged 65!!!
Now for some reality: Medicare and SS are NOT the problem, if it was a problem this would have cropped up 10, 20, 40, 50, or more years ago. But what has happened is Congress/Govt STOLE the money set aside for SS, its GONE!!! The results is its costing a bundle to keep it going, but I did not steal it.
But still that is not the real problem, we have or should have ample funding to keep the programs alive. And all the folks on SS/Medicare are short timers in life to begin with, if you buy into the govt facts, we will all die off by age 76…
Now time for the old cup game. You know, the 3 cups on the table and the guy shuffles them, then you pick the cup that has the pea or whatever. If you LISTEN to Ryan and cohorts they will tell you under the cup is SS/medicare and they make it easy to pick the right cup, but hidden under another cup is the REAL PRIZE!
Medicaid and Means Tested payments, goods and services: YES! Medicaid is approaching the level of Medicare payments and the means tested benefits are costing just under a TRILLION large $$$.
The libs see this as an entitlement for the ‘poor’ and the RePukes have gone along with it and this leave the bill payer and that is SS and Medicare, its the only place were there is enough money to pay the bills of those who have NEVER paid in a single dime. Medicaid and means tested benefits are FREE.
I spent nearly a day pouring thru Fed docs and websites to extract the above. You might note than anytime the Feds report the cost of Medicare it includes the cost of Medicaid!!! Finding data on Means tested benefits is harder than a bowl of jello you are trying to nail to a wall to get the real data on. But having been on the ‘Internet’ since the late 70’s and a career in the govt I can find it and can UNDERSTAND it…trust me the govt does not want you to know the total cost of the non-producers in the US. As best as I can ascertain from Fed sites its well over $1 Trillion annually.
The GOP is in bed with the Libs anyway you look at it…