Originally Posted by King_Chief_Fan
i don't think increase spending is the idea, but employers and tax payers have paid significant $$ over the years for those programs to be in place.
I would accept a check from Unlce Obama that was equal to just what I paid in over the last 40+ years to SS and Medicare. They wouldn't have to worry about taking care of me in my later years.
I bet the government would happily take you up on that since the average retiree today is receiving 3-4 times more in Medicare benefits than he ever paid into it. This program is bankrupting out country and needs dramatic cuts to even be sustainable.
Homer: [looking at watch] Two hours? Why'd they build this ghost town so far away?
Lisa: Because they discovered gold over there!
Homer: It's because they're stupid, that's why. That's why everybody does everything.