Democrats will not face reality

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    This is my biggest pet peeve for the democrats - they will not even talk about reforming the entitlement programs that everyone knows are on an unsustainable path. These things, Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid are the largest spending areas in the budget; the trustees, OMB, CBO, everybody says they are growing too large relative to GDP. We simply cannot afford to continue the status quo, and yet for political reasons the democrats adamantly refuse to make any changes. The republicans have at least put forward the Ryan Plan to address the issue; the democrats have done nothing.

    This is not the leadership we should be getting from Washington. Problems should be faced and addressed by both sides, deals worked out and compromises made, regardless of the political costs. I wouldn't say the Republicans are blameless in this, and we do have a major difference of opinion over which way to go: gov't centered vs private business. Pretty hard to work out an agreement when each side is diametrically opposed to the other in terms of ideology. In such times, I think you go with what the public wants, both in terms of desired policies and payfors. I would like to see the next president lay it all out to the American people in an unbiased manner - here's the deal, these are the choices, and here's how we can pay for it. Then he should sit down with the leaders in Congress and strike a deal, however onerous it might be to eitherside or both sides. I don't want somebody trying to sell me on what he wants, like a used car salesman trying to unload a lemon. I want the truth with no spin.

    In my view it is the democrats who are the most intransigent; they are showing a total unwillingness to offer a plan to deal with these issues. It is political cowardice and a lack of leadership from the top people in their party. I think Obama could've had a deal over the debt ceiling last summer, but he tried to change it to be more in his favor at the end and it all fell apart. A president is supposed to get things done with the opposition party, and he didn't do it.
     
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    Articles have already begun to surface about SS going broke, they said not to worry, they could still pay 75% of the promises.
     
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    The Democrats are not just ignoring the problem, they are exacerbating the problem with Obama giving illegals amnesty and touting food stamps to people who haven't even thought about receiving them!
     
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    Just continuing the path Teddy Kennedy started America on forty years ago when he got the United States to restrict immigration from the nations that provided most of America's founding stock, and directed the US to encourage immigration from other parts of the world that hopefully would be more amenable and receptive to the poison the Democrats had to sell.
    Then in 2008 Americans let go of their grip on reality, went into the voting booth and voted for the head of the Chicago Communist School thinking "How much harm can he do?"
    Van Jones, Communist Revolutionary that Obama appointed to be his 'Green Czar' remarked within the last month that "I'm the type of guy you wouldn't want anywhere near the WhiteHouse"
    Neither was Obama.
     
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    Medicare reform was proposed, debated, and ultimately passed nearly two and a half years ago. Meanwhile, per capita cost growth in Medicare has slowed to just about the lowest levels ever recorded.

    Slower Growth in Medicare Spending — Is This the New Normal? | NEJM
    Medicare spending in surprising slowdown | UPI.com
    Washington Stuck Fighting Wrong Health-Care Battle | Bloomberg
    Bending The Health Care Cost Curve: More Than Meets The Eye? | Health Affairs Blog
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