Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Medicare and Social Security

Recent news items related to the inability of the government (of the people, by the people, and for the people) to provide funds necessary to maintain the solvency of Medicare and Social Security are an insult to the American public. The Medicare trust fund is projected to be depleted by 2019 and Social Security by 2041. Where have the heads of the representatives of the American public been for the last few years? The trust funds of these programs have been discussed for a long period of time without a direct resolution being addressed. It has been obvious that changes in payroll taxes need to take place and the limits have to be changed along with the wealthy paying more into the system that made them wealthy. Could it be that a major portion of those individuals are politicians and government employees (large percentage are grossly overpaid and by the way receive their payroll from taxes paid by the majority of individuals that utilize Medicare and Social Security). The boom in recipients for these programs has been known for many years, yet the powers that be just keep trying to deny their responsibility to take action concerning the solvency of the programs. The trillions in waste by government could easily be diverted to these programs, but the representatives continue with their refusal to take action. Stop taking the junkets, stop trying to live like kings and queens in Washington, stop the party politics, and start addressing the real issues facing American today. The president and members of congress appear to be like a deer stuck in the headlights, unable to take action. Does anyone know what it will take for the wake up call? Are wealthy individuals working to prevent action? Will society and government completely collapse prior to steps being taken to solve the numerous issues facing this great country?