"Social Security is one of the greatest achievements of the American government and one of the deepest commitments to the American people. For more than six decades, it has protected our elderly against poverty and assured young people of a more secure future. It must continue to do this important work for decades to come.
Yet, it has been apparent for many years that Social Security, itself, is becoming insecure. Social Security was designed for an era when few Americans lived much past the age of 65, and when families of three or four children were more than the exception.
When Social Security was created there was about 40 workers paying Social Security taxes for every one retiree receiving benefits. Today, there are three workers for every retiree; soon, there will be two. Long life is a blessing. Smaller families are an individual choice. But the consequence of this blessing and this choice is that the Social Security payroll tax, which was once 2 percent, has now passed 12 percent.
Economists calculate that it will have to rise past 18 percent if the baby boomers are to receive the same benefits that Social Security has promised, unless we take steps soon to reform the way Social Security is financed.
The threat to the stability of Social Security has been apparent for decades. For years, political leaders have agreed that something must be done. But nothing has been done. We can postpone action no longer. Social Security is a challenge now; if we fail to act, it will become a crisis. We must save Social Security and we now have the opportunity to do so.
Our government will run large budget surpluses over the next 10 years. These surpluses provide an opportunity to move to a stronger Social Security system. "
George Bush 2001
He eats Pork.
He drinks beer.
He was a smoker for many years.
He says good things about the Pope.
He is the first President to have a microbrewery in the White house.
And you seem to lack even the most basic logical reasoning.
It would be funny to search-out all the dire predictions the T-Baggers were making back then!
drstone claims more than 6 billion!
conservativesrule • Dec 26, 2013 4:36 PM
New Jobs under Obama past 5 years 1,037,002,403 and under Bush 7,303,406.809 or 7 times as many as Obama.
New Jobs under Obama past 5 years 1,037,002,403 and under Bush 7,303,406.809 or 7 times as many as Obama. Data: US Labor Dept. Nov.2013 Report.
When will Cruz show his FS-240 Form to prove he is a citizen from birth?
"Mr. Pinocchio Obama now has Zero trust. Now 80% of American’s say they no longer trust the President."
Read that statement by the feeble-minded drstone and have a hearty laugh!
""Mr. Pinocchio Obama now has Zero trust. Now 80% of American’s say they no longer trust the President.""
Not very good at math, now is he!!!!
It is fun watching you try and dig yourself deeper with every post.
Did Bush create more than 6 billion jobs?
There's no fool like an old fool!
So when Hillary visits the White House you will admit you are wrong, yet again?
So they don't even try?
Wouldn't an impeachment at least give them a forum to expose Obama and make their case?
Are they cowards, or do they perhaps know they have no case to make...
What do you do when your run out of fingers and toes?
Research finds that children with low intelligence are more likely to hold prejudiced attitudes as adults. These findings point to a vicious cycle, according to lead researcher Gordon Hodson, a psychologist at Brock University in Ontario. Low-intelligence adults tend to gravitate toward socially conservative ideologies, the study found.
In addition, the article added:
As suspected, low intelligence in childhood corresponded with racism in adulthood. But the factor that explained the relationship between these two variables was political: When researchers included social conservatism in the analysis, those ideologies accounted for much of the link between brains and bias.
Hodson was quick to note that despite the link found between low intelligence and social conservatism, the researchers aren't implying that all liberals are brilliant and all conservatives stupid. The research is a study of averages over large groups, he said.
"There are multiple examples of very bright conservatives and not-so-bright liberals, and many examples of very principled conservatives and very intolerant liberals," Hodson said.
A grand old cult
By Richard Cohen July 4, 2011
Someone ought to study the Republican Party. I am not referring to yet another political scientist but to a mental health professional, preferably a specialist in the power of fixations, obsessions and the like. The GOP needs an intervention. It has become a cult.
To become a Republican, one has to take a pledge. It is not enough to support the party or mouth banalities about Ronald Reagan; one has to promise not to give the government another nickel. This is called the “Taxpayer Protection Pledge,” issued by Americans for Tax Reform, an organization headed by the chirpy Grover Norquist. He once labeled the argument that an estate tax would affect only the very rich “the morality of the Holocaust.” Anyone can see how singling out the filthy rich and the immensely powerful and asking them to ante up is pretty much the same as Auschwitz and that sort of thing....