The current Prescription Drug Benefit/Medicare Giveaway/AARP Vote Buying Scheme, whatever you want to call it, the estimated $400 billion dollar (which will balloon to a trillion in no time) albatross Bush and the Legislature are about to hang around our neck, is not means tested.
That’s right- You and I are going to be paying for Donald Trump’s viagra and Ross Perot’s Ritalin. Happy Happy, Joy Joy!
I give up.
M. Scott Eiland
If I could have use of a time machine just once, I would visit FDR before he proposed Social Security and coerce him by hook or crook to instead simply put seniors whose life savings had been wiped out by the Crash and the Depression on welfare for the rest of their lives, and to pay for it out of the general budget. The creation of an entitlement that went to all individuals over a certain age has been a catastrophic precedent for this nation, and seems to be unfixable without either a dictatorial exercise of power or a cataclysmic event that will jolt people into realizing that Ponzi schemes have to fail sooner or later.
We have a current example of a government going broke due to out of control spending. That example is called California. Sooner or later, we all, including the politicians, have to realize that we cannot afford to buy votes. Shame on both sides of the aisle!
Say Sooth, the current Texas estimated budget is $12 billion(Google for 2003 Texas state budget deficit.), which is about 2/3 of the CA deficit per capita, and probably close to parity as a percentage of state economic output.
But the $400 billion (or 750 or 1 trillion, depending on how you figure), tax cut which lands almost exclusively in Trump’s and Perot’s pocket doesn’t bother you?
At least this way, Ol’ Ross can only buy one $60 bottle at a time!
No, Dan, I am not bothered at all when the government takes less of someone’s money. I am bothered when the government takes someones money and gives it to someone else.
Cole, you still haven’t figured it out. ALL the money is the government’s. They are just nice enough to let us have some of it some of the time.
Poor little Danny boy still spewing that same lame weak libera line “Tax cuts for the rich! Question to Tommy the rich pay almost70% of their hard earnings to the greedy blood sucking government that you left wing dingbats love so much I ask you this: How much more in taxes do you money hungry lemmings think they should pay in taxes? The way I see it I believe you and the Democrats would say 100% of their earnings so that your constituents aka welfare hogs and illegal basically lazy degenerates can keep living free off of our sweat.