these are the biggest issues
medicare and medicaid have to be slashed in particular
I agree. I am all for reducing entitlements by doing things like raising retirement age, reducing benefits, etc. But it has to be done responsibly. My dad spent his whole life in the military and my mom teaching school. They contributed a lot to U.S. society and paid into SS for 45+ years. They should not suffer. People my age have to prepare for SS and the like to not be around in 30+ years.
Health care costs have to be contained. I am all for shifting the burden to states and even vouchers. I am furious at the medical profession costs. People don't need 4 opinions on an issue bc the gov foots the bill. Malpractice insurance is a problem. The gov footing the bill for the uninsured in part, etc.
oh no. i'm not talking about the private sector taking over federal obligations. those obligations are just decreased/eliminated
If people were promised something they get it. I do not see an option of not paying out something you promised already.
Point is we are in a fricked up situation. And no one in congress is willing to fix it. Or not enough at any rate.
And the fix is not rocket science. Reduce entitlements responsibly. Cut defense (and I like the military and kinda like going around whipping ass, but it has to be done). Slash the hell out of wellfare. Let people starve if they won't work. Those are simple IMO. The healthcare fix is complex, I admit that, but doable.
Last, you have to raise taxes, like it or not. Cuts alone won't work. The problem is too big because it has been allowed to get too big.
This post was edited on 8/22 at 8:50 pm