These people no doubt believe what they say is true. The sad part is they are misinformed and even worse, the organizations promoting their own agenda rarely correct them.
How can we expect politicians to take any risk to tell people the truth or to do the right thing in the face of this kind of ignorance (that can vote against them)?Here’s a clue NOTHING IS PAID FOR BY THE GOVERNMENT and “ILLEGULS” and refugees don’t collect Social Security.
Neither Bush nor any other administration stole SS funds. If all the SS Trust money was returned to the trust because the Treasury Bonds were redeemed, not one thing would change in terms of the solvency of Social Security, not one thing.
I’ve lost track on how many times I have written on this, but every time I go to Facebook I see the likes of the nonsense illustrated below. How do we come together to solve a problem when so many people don’t even understand it or won’t accept the facts?
For the next two years at least, Republicans will take the heat on this issue and no matter what they do it will be criticized extensively. If they do nothing there will only be thirteen years left before full benefits cannot be paid.
We need to focus on sustainability, not merely relatively short-term solvency. We need to create a system that provides the intended security for current and future generations and which is paid for proportionally by all Americans.