As my husband and I are “seniors” who have paid into the plan with huge sums all our lives, this plan would be rough. Be as it may, I think I would at least sleep better knowing that the country was getting back on track and that my Grandchildren would not suffer.
I think there are enough of us who would accept the sacrifice. It would take a massive education campaign to explain the need and convince as many people as possible. Think about it..... I don’t want to loose the social security and medicare benefits that I have come to accept as my due, but if I am realistic, I have to know that they are going to stop when the money runs out anyway (long before I die), so best to stop now with a plan for our nation’s recovery. The only negative I can think of is that I would make the sacrifice now and then we would allow liberals back in and they would begin the mess all over again and my sacrifice would have been wasted.
As for politicians..... well, we would be forced to go back to the original idea of no career politicians. A person would be elected to go to congress to get done what is necessary regardless of hurting his “re-election status”, then go home and and let someone else follow in his footsteps.
Amen. I think a lot of people are willing to go through some pain to get the country back on track. I know seniors who paid in their whole lives and are willing to accept less. I am in the category of people in their late 40s/early 50s who paid in a long time but who are going to get their benefits cut or their retirement date pushed back. I know I won't get what I paid in. And yet I will accept that to get the country back on track. The idea that the current system is sustainable is a lie. We all know it. And there are still Americans who are willing to do so as long as we know the system will be fixed. I will not sacrifice just so spending can continue to increase and we can take another step toward Communism. I will sacrifice to cut spending and return to stability.