President's re-election buoys Social Security, Medicare champions
metisophia,Big bird would survive, as an investor would buy it out.
If dems trim "benefits" who would vote for them?
I fear that worf was referring to the National Endowment for the Arts (the other
NEA) which would cut , yes, BIG BIRD, and a wide variety of arts programs
throughout the nation.Sure, cut EPA and we can go back to rivers
clogged with sludge and on fire, unbreathable air, and dead bald eagles. Not to
mention poisons in our drinking water. The EPA doesn't help us ---- yeah
, right. We can all enjoy the panoramas of Canyonlands through the haze of
pollution from businesses who don't care about the air we breathe.
worf is mis-informed. The NEA (National Education Association) receives no
governmental funds. It is entirely funded by contributions from its members,
the educators of the United States, mostly classroom teachers.
No! You cut foreign aid, NEA, EPA, etc.And yes! We can cut
education in half, and still improve schools. There are a ton of waste right
Perhaps the Democrats have finally learned that a smart negotiator does not give
up bargaining chips before he gets to the table. For example, Obama gave up the
public option upfront when negotiating the Affordable Care Act and got
absolutely nothing for it.
So much for Obama's "balanced approach" to the massive deficit and
debt! Seems he lied again! Anyone really surprised? His REAL agenda showing
itself; tax, tax, tax and spend, spend, spend!
Obama, Reid & congressional Democrats are playing for political power rather
than doing what is in the best interest of our country: stabilizing &
strengthening our national debt. Generals have said our debt is our greatest
threat.If congress cut 100% of discretionary spending we would still
run a deficit because of the 3 big entitlements: Social Security, Medicaid,
& Medicare. For Democrats to now pull these off the table when trying to
balance the budget reveals that they really aren't serious about balancing
budgets & reducing debt, that they really are intent on turning our country
into a welfare state, & that redistribution is their game plan to retain
power at the expense of our national strength. I wonder if
Americans will begin to feel buyers remorse soon.
As a moderate Democrat, I don't believe that the liberal social agenda of
Democrats was overwhelming mandated by the past President election. Instead I
perceived that most of America wants Congress to get the public business
accomplished so that America will continue to be strong, it's financial
integrity solid while offering reasonable fair social benefits at fair tax rates
for all Americans. I can't believe Democrats are still stuck up about
increasing the eligibility age for social security - that's a non-brainer.
It seems that Democrats are beginning as rigid and stuck in the past as
Republicans have been in their conservative image of a 1950s America. It's
time for Democrats to face reality and focus on the next generation and deficit
reduction. Democrats are becoming too greedy themselves by there insistence on
focusing on the needs of today and ignoring what our grandparents put in place
for us today. We need to follow their example and look into the future and that
requires major reforms in social security and medicare (but also including how
the health care industry has maintained unreasonable profits at the expense of