The greatest lie of all and sold so well by the corporate owned propaganda machine, is that Social Security is part of the debt, deficit or budget. It is not by law part of any of those three as it is funded totally by the taxes for Social Security. In fact as it stands it has a surplus and even without added revenue( the tax moratorium that recently stopped- made the revenue lower and the unemployment from being so high also meant less revenue) which will also get larger with fuller employment, is good until 2036 and at that time still capable with no added revenue to pay 75%. All that is needed to avoid that is to eliminate the payroll ceiling.
As we pay taxes for the greater good, that does not mean that those that have high retirement income would be eligible for benefits, but would be eligible for Medicare with means tested premiums. As to Medicare all that is needed is to allow for total negotiation of drug prices and medical devices and facility’s
Yet the corporate owned media, the GOP and now the president will tell you that we have to cut these ‘entitlement’ programs before they break the country. Funny thing to note is that entitlement means that you earned those benefits, and yet somehow the propaganda machine has people thinking that entitlement is a bad thing, like it was ‘charity’ for the poor. Its not and all should know that, since with your first check to your last you pay for both those programs. There is enough money to cover everyone and with those ‘minor’ tweaks will work for generations to come.
I keep wondering when all Americans will wake up and see through the propaganda and unite together to reclaim our government from corporate interests. When people whose options I favored, say the same rhetoric we now hear from the president, and not just the pretenders of democracy – the GOP-I am truly afraid for our country.
REPEAT AFTER ME THERE IS A SURPLUS IN THE SOCIAL SECURITY TRUST FUND THE COST OF LIVING HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH THE GOVERNMENTS BUDGET, DEFICIT OR DEBT AND MEDICARE AND SOCIAL SECURITY CAN EASILY BE MADE LONG TERM SUSTAINABLE. THE ONLY PART OF MEDICARE THAT HAS REALLY IMPACTED THE RISING COSTS ARE THE ‘AMENDMENTS THAT PROHIBIT ANY NEGOTIATION WITH DRUG PRICES, MEDICAL DEVICES AND FACILITYS.
As always, thank you for the time it took to read this. Its so important that all people become aware of the true facts and unite together to stop this destruction of the one real protection that we the masses really have.
MAY JOY PEACE HOPE AND HARMONY SURROUND YOU IN LOVE