Rising costs in Social Security,Medicare and Medicaid...

Discussion in 'Economy' started by AmericasBrave58, Jan 21, 2010.

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    AmericasBrave58 Retired USN Nurse(Vietnam

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    I'm just a little bit confused over this. I seem to remember during the Bush administration that this came up. And I seem to remember it being shot down in congress, I forget by which side. But I also seem to remember hearing that it was ok because we had 40+ years before there would really be any emergency. Now all of a sudden it's an emergency? What happened? Or am I remembering things wrong. That is always a possibility.
     
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    The Dems were all against it claiming the 40 year thing. They got a few Republicans to agree with them and killed it. Of course these same dems under Clinton had said the same thing. That Social Security was in danger.
     
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    The Heritage Foundation? Either of you believe the HF is a non-partisan organization?

    Do either of you have a concept of how much $45 trillion is?
     
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    None of us has any concept of 45 Trillion. It may as well be infinite. The human mind cannot comprehend it.
     

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