“You don’t think that tax increases will get us entitlement reform? You don’t believe that, do you?
Please tell me you don’t believe that.”
Don’t worry - I’m with you. Tax increases won’t do jack for entitlement reform, unless the reform is done first and signed off into law BEFORE the tax increases (and fat chance for that).
No, I’ve given up on entitlement reform because half of the older people, ON THIS SITE, are HELL-BENT on collecting what they see as “their money” and could care less what kind of debt that leaves my kids with. So, if half of people on the most conservative large-scale site in this country want THEIR MONEY without reservation, there absolutely NO WAY that entitlements could ever be reformed.
So I’m beyond that. Now I just want to find a way to pay them the money that THEY DEMAND real-time, instead of dumping it on my kids. My kids don’t deserve this treatment - they are just now getting old enough to vote - this mess was not due to them - so I don’t want them stuck with these debts.
So, I simply want US ALL to pay our bills TODAY, instead of borrowing trillions more. But yes, reform of entitlements is TOTALLY HOPELESS - the only hope for my kids is that they don’t keep getting debt stuck on their necks.
"My kids dont deserve this treatment - they are just now getting old enough to vote"
So which is true? Did they graduate from college debt-free, or are they just now getting old enough to vote?
Where should the cuts come from? Before those who have been compelled to pay in (since this is not a voluntary system) all their working lives are forced to forego what they've been promised, I would like to see exactly what other groups will lose benefits. A lot of the resentment is caused by the fact that non-citizens (exhibit A - Auntie Zeituni) who have paid exactly nothing into the system enter the U.S. and then spend the rest of their lives on the government dole, at the expense of working Americans. Will they be required to forego their "entitlements"? Not likely. And the people who have been the honest players and have done their part and followed the rules will take it in the shorts before the freeloaders such as this deadbeat dad are cut off.
"Deadbeat dad requests public support after fathering 30 children"
BTW, I'm not a senior - I'm squarely in the "sandwich" generation, but I recognize unfairness when I see it.