Damm this is getting me angry. Everyone, including conservatives, refuses to differentiate between “paid into” entitlements and “never paid a dime into” entitlements.
It IS the “never paid a dime into” entitlements that are breaking the country. Yes, the so called ‘baby boom’ generation is putting a strain on medicare and social security. But there is an important fact that is never mentioned. Everyday, some number of baby boomers turn 65 - BUT ALSO EVERY DAY SOME NUMBER OF THEM DIE. And guess what, in another decade or less the number turning 65 will be less than the number that die. And from that point on the problem shrinks and disappears.
Compare that with the welfare recipients. Every day new recipients are born. And in approximately 18 years, about 62% of those recipients will reproduce approximately 460% of themselves. This is a problem that never goes away and only grows logarithmically.
The worst part about welfare spending is that it is already greater than defense, greater than Medicare, and greater than Social Security. If you don't believe me, the link below takes you to a report that quotes exactly where it comes from, and how the left hides it.
(Do not go to this link if you are prone to excessive violence or have serious heart problems.)
I'm with you 100% !!! What's being debated right now? Tax increases on the working, and reductions on those who have worked and paid.
There's not one cut - not one - associated with the freeloaders who have never done anything for anyone (not even themselves.)
No free, free, free housing cuts. No free food cuts. No free clothing cuts. No free cell phone cuts. No free Internet cuts. No extra spending cuts ( they need their microwaves, computers, big screen TV's, and golden bling.)
The freeloaders will sacrifice nothing. Only the working (or worked but retired) slaves are being slashed (again) - by both democrats and republicans.
The governments means-tested welfare programs now cost taxpayers roughly $1 trillion a year.
The federal government runs over 80 means-tested programs providing cash, food, housing, medical care and social services to around 100 million Americans. Thats a third of the U.S. population.