The blame for the system going bust is because of the retirement of the BABY BOOMERS, so it is said. This may play a SMALL part, but I think that there are more causes. Now MANY BABY BOOMERS may not be able to retire!! Thank Congress for this!!
Reasons for system going bust
1. There is a loophole in the system. An unwed parent can get government benefits for all of his/her children. This benefit should be limited to just ONE child!! Everyone can make ONE mistake, but after that, the government (TAXPAYERS) should NOT support any children thereafter.
2. Thos that can work, but choose not to, should get NO government assistance!!
This is a BRILLIANT proposition. I am just surprised that not a single person in Congress thought of this....oh, but oh, it is under 2,000 pages and most can understand it. Maybe that is the reason...LOL!
The money saved in these areas can then be re-allocated to the health care system at no more costs to anyone. The TAXPAYERS who have paid into the system and deserve assistance (MEDICARE) after they retire can be surer that they will have at least a little assistance after they retire, if they can retire. Why do we always see cuts to MEDICARE, but none to MEDICAID?
JUST A THOUGHT FOR ELECTION TIME ;)
We may be Democrats, Republican, or Other, but guess what, most of us reading and commenting here are the Government (TAXPAYERS) Congress works for us!!
I would think that most member of Congress if not in agreement with this should become a lobbyist for big business, like many members of Congress do after they leave Congress. We have at least three from Louisiana that are now lobbyists for big business (now can you see who they really care about?), soon to be at least two more, come next election!!
THE NEXT TIME ELECTION COMES UP; THIS IS THE ONE THING TO REMEMBER!!! A YES VOTE ON THIS ONE IS A DEFINATE VOTE AGAINST THEM!!
Just remember folks, in order to vote AGAINST someone in a primary election in closed states, like we here in Louisiana now are, you must belong to the same party affiliate, so you might just have to change your party a few months before the primary election. This way at least the candidate in question will not make it into the runoff.
Just go to the REGISTRAR OF VOTERS WEBSITE.
Just change your party affiliation a couple of months before the primary. Because, sometimes it is more important to vote someone out of office than to vote someone into office.