As I have mentioned more times than you probably wanted to hear, the Trustees of both Social Security and Medicare have been raising the alarm for years on the need for higher taxes and or program changes to keep the programs solvent.
One Congress after another has ignored the warnings and this Congress is no different. In fact it’s worse, much worse. Instead of taking action, our attention is being diverted by political games; no, outright lies. Tax reform has nothing to do with the need to change Social Security and Medicare in some manner.
Now we are being told that no review of the programs will take place because any changes will fund tax breaks for the rich. You should be outraged that the security of Americans is being put at risk for political gain.
“We will not use Medicare and Medicaid and Social Security as an ATM machine for the Republicans to give tax breaks to their wealthy friends and corporate America,” said House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) on Thursday.