Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Blue Dogs want a bipartisan panel

... to study entitlements. I wish they would realize that the reason Social Security and Medicare are called "entitlements" is because we as taxpayers are ENTITLED to the benefits - as in "already paid for them". I ask you: if an insurance company decided 40 years into a life insurance policy that they are just going to reduce the payout because... well, the money has already been spent on our employee's paychecks and nothing is left ... that company would end up in court on fraud charges.

I say, if anything is to be cut, cut the military budget, cut it to the bone, and keep on cutting until the budget is balanced, because right now we are spending more than the whole rest of the world put together on our military, and it is just making misery all over the place.

Perhaps if they didn't have so many bombs to fall back on they would invest some time and energy on diplomacy for a change.

"Don't let the bastards grind you down" ~ Bono


Blogger robin andrea said...

They've spent our Social Security $. Everyone made fun of Al Gore's lockbox, but he was right. It should have been protected. One thing I know my fellow citizens seem not want to put up with is someone trying to take away Social Security and Medicare. It's never a popular position.

9:38 AM, June 12, 2008  
Blogger SB Gypsy said...

... and now McSame is saying we should privatize...

heh heh

12:08 PM, June 13, 2008  

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