“Tax policy is a bore, until they take your Social Security and Medicare away” – Opinion

social securityThis OPINION column in today’s Los Angeles Times poses a real-world dilemma. Hang on to your bloomers on this | it’s coming.

“Tax policy is a bore, until they take your Social Security and Medicare away”



  1. Yes, this is exactly what the Republican party leaders have been advocating for years. The huge tax cut was what they wanted to pass, so they could tell us all that the social safety network would need to be slashed to pay for it. Most of us knew this argument would be made if that stupid tax bill were to be passed. Wait until those who receive Medicare and Social Security wake up to that possibility. I doubt they think that would make America great again, it that were ever the case.

  2. Yep … and the costs of endless wars exceeds $4.79 trillion dollars so far. Let me see if I can get the zero’s correct: $4,790,000,000,000.

    Add to that the costs of an absolutely worthless legislature and we can see the priorities clearly.

    According to the Social Security Administration, “In 2018, about 63 million Americans will receive approximately one trillion dollars in Social Security benefits.”

    According to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, “Under current law, national health spending is projected to grow at an average rate of 5.5 percent per year for 2017-26 and to reach $5.7 trillion by 2026.”

    No matter how we look at things, the folks driving the boat, it appears, have a spending problem.

    To see the result … look at what happened at the end of the USSR.

  3. “A nation that continues year after year to spend more money on military defense than on programs of social uplift is approaching spiritual death.” ~ Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

    Here is another quote that applies: “The degree of civilization in a society can be judged by entering its prisons.” ~ Fyodor Dostoyevsky

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