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By laying out the GOP case for entitlement reform this year, Republicans in Congress would show themselves to be the “adult” party. They’d force 2012 GOP candidates to be serious. They might even find bipartisan support for changes sooner rather than later. They’d also prove to the voters that they know why they were sent to Washington. What would it mean, after all, if the Tea Partying GOP House shied away from attempting to address federal spending in all its particulars—discretionary and nondiscretionary?
Why, it would mean failure.
The Republicans only control the House and they have a formidable liberal wall in speaker Harry Reid Democrat in the Senate but they can put press and get things done if there is a will to do so. Just reducing or even doing away with all the “discretionary spending” will only be a drop in the bucket. Our country needs to cut our entitlement spending! This Congress has a chance now with the people by in large behind them.
Many still can not understand that they did not pay into Social Security what they are getting out of it and demand “their” money back. Most however are slowly coming to the truth and facts of the matter and know that Social security is really a government welfare program now. And it is broken and broke. The money is gone. Yes it is true that the past Congress’s have stolen the money and squandered it on other programs. And it is equally true that nothing can be done about this raiding of the Social Security pot. And even if it were possible to put this money back it would only carry the current retirees until 2017 or there abouts depending on who is telling the tale. Something has to be done about the system now if the young men and women now employed and paying for us old geezers are going to get a bit for themselves. The Debt Commissions has an excellent plan to save the system if Congress would but give it a hearing.
Medicare and Medicaid are so far in the red that only draconian changes can save the system. I believe those who can afford their own medical insurance no matter how old there are should buy their own and get off of Medicare. I also think that the taxes taken out of our paychecks for Medicare and Medicaid should be taken out of all income no matter how high it is. Right now there is a ridiculously low cap, IMO.
Anyhow, the title is very apt: To Boldly Go where No Party Has Gone Before…. Please God help our Congress to have the courage top save our nation. BB