Discussion in 'Politics' started by Annie, Aug 9, 2004.
Wow, the specifics!
How about Kerry's plan for saving social security.....
There are 3 possible solutions, and Kerry told us what he would not do.
1) Would not cut benefits
2) Would not privatize it at all
Which leads the only other available option to save social security. Raise taxes!!!
Social Security will start running at a deficit by 2015 (spending more than it takes in). The Social Security Trust Fund in a bunch of government IOU's that will probably be paid until 2042.....the government has to find a way to pay the money, since the government floated the bonds as lip service to keeping SSN alive.
There needs to be a serious fix, in order to get this ship floating right, and Kerry isn't even providing a bucket to bail! In 2018 the shortfall will exceed $17BLN. (almost as much as Kerry proposed in increased spending on Pell Grants) By 2022 shortfall will be around $100 BLN (Kerrys amount to fund his energy trust, increasing veteran benefits and fully funding Head Start...not to mention the increases he has proposed in homeland security)
2027 the deficit will be closing in on $200 BLN (add in Kerry's aid to State and local government his national service plan and science and tech research....)
How the hell is he going to pay for it all? He says he won't cut benefits and he won't privatize it, so where else can the money come from? It would have to be a 50% increase in payroll taxes or an equivalent amount of our money.
People should start asking some hard questions of Sen Kerry (if he would only answer them, is another story, altogether).
Anyone care to guess how he will deflect this one?
Interesting that he proposes to "lead NATO". As far as I know, NATO is led by a 26 nation counsel, with each member having ambassador status. NATO has to have a UNANIMOUS vote to take action on anything; the process for getting anything approved is long and arduous.
Maybe they should ask the UN to help them decide how to do it!
Not to mention that NATO is already helping train Iraqi security:
Forgot to add the link thingy for those who want research what NATO is all about:
And NATO is based on the UN charter. If you read deep enough into the NATO stuff, you will find that NATO is tied to the UN Security Council, among other UN entities.
Ahem! Mr. Kerry, last I read, all these are already being utilized? So what NEW thoughts do oyou bring to the table?
So to understand correctly, John Kerrys plan is George Bushs plan basically except pretend it is new and different and then preface it and end it with 'bring home the troops' even though it will not result in troops coming home. Ok got it.
Travis - I like your sig - however, I am sure at the time, he could not have anticipated the enemy from within
But as Senator, he will?
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