Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Social Security Insolvency

During his three years, all that Obama has done about Social Security is threaten to stop sending checks if Republicans don't cave in to his big spending plans. And now SS and Medicare are hurtling toward insolvency

Good job Obama! You've been the quintessential Democrat.
The nation's Social Security and Medicare programs are sliding closer to insolvency, the federal government warned in a new report underscoring the fiscal challenges facing the two mammoth retirement programs as baby boomers begin to retire.

Medicare, which will provide health insurance to more than 50 million elderly and disabled Americans this year, is expected to start operating in the red in its largest fund in 2024, according to the annual assessment by the trustees charged with overseeing the programs. That's unchanged from last year.

And the Social Security trust fund, which will provide assistance to more than 45 million people in 2012, will be unable under current trends to fulfill its obligations in 2033, three years earlier than projected last year.

"We must take steps to keep these programs whole for the future," Treasury Secretary Timothy F. Geithner, the senior trustee, told reporters Monday.
Of course, Republicans have been offering recommendations for years, while Democrats never, ever suggest fixes. They just beat Republicans over the head with their suggestions.

Tax cheat Timmy Geithner summed up the Democrats' position perfectly: "We don't have a definitive solution. We just don't like yours."


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