Posts Tagged ‘Social Security’

Debt ceiling to increase again

Posted by Troy on 28th December 2011 in Current Events, Political

Obama is going to raise the debt ceiling (after continuously saying that doing so was destructive).  In the end, we will never do anything to the debt until we get rid of (not reform) entitlements. 

If I went out and bought a Lamborghini, the payments would crush me.  I would be unable to afford it and the house and food or anything else.  I would have two choices, return the car on my own or wait for the bank to take everything from me (including the car).  I will lose the car either way, but I might as well keep the house instead of losing that too.

Long Live the Constitution!

Senator McConnell and His Stupid Idea to Let Obama Increase the Debt

Posted by Troy on 12th July 2011 in Current Events, Political

Are you kidding me?

So we have a branch of the government that is going to surrender one of their checks and balances to the other branch?  However, this is really just a face saving move and one that tries to put all the blame on the President.  Basically, the Legislative Branch approves of the debt increase, but they get to wash their hands neatly of it while avoiding having to give away any tax positions or getting railed about any cuts to Medicare et cetera.  I know this is all theater, but it still leaves a bitter taste in my mouth.

The fact of the matter is, this is like being married to a spouse that just spends all the money.  If they tell you to go get another job so you can pay off the credit cards, they will probably spend all that money too.  Eventually, they will tell you to get more credit cards and more mortgages and borrow from friends and family until, one day, no one will lend to you anymore.  At that point, it all comes crashing down.  So a wise person would refuse the request to get another job or (at the very least) destroy all the credit cards and take the spending spouse’s name off all the accounts before getting the second job.  The sooner this is done, the better. 

We need to get back to the old ways.  We used to rely on family and friends and community and the church, now we just sit around with our hands out, waiting for our benefits that the country can no longer afford.  Our young to old ratio will not support Medicare and Social Security.  However, increasing our population will only lead to more problems.  The only thing we can do is rely on the ones we love.  We need to take care of ourselves and of each other.  We used to not have Medicare and Social Security, and people were not dying in the streets.  The elderly lived with their children.  This is the way it should be.  Medicare and Social Security were bad ideas when they first began and only became more and more of a disaster.  We can put it off, but it will only make the end more horrible. 

Take a look a Greece.  It’s coming.

Long Live the Constitution.

Medicare and Social Security

Posted by Troy on 24th May 2011 in Current Events, Political

These need to be cut.  Get used to the fact.  Accept the fact, and lets move on.

All government programs, including Medicare and Social Security, should be needs tested.  Also, benefits should be cut for future recipients.  Finally, those who are about to enter the workforce should be advised to plan accordingly, and we should develop a new system for them.

Yes, we all paid into the Social Security scam, but it’s going away.  We can’t afford it.  It has been just another tax since the 1970s.  It hasn’t been a locked box since 1960s.  It’s going way.  Get used to it.