Assigned Reading: Recession Hurting Social Security, Medicare
Why were the Democrats so vehemently against the privatization of Social Security? Sure, there’s the recurring mindset on the left that the government can better spend and save your money than you can, but I’m not so sure that was it.
My thought, as an ominous report surfaced yesterday about the floundering Social Security and Medicare systems, is that if social security were privatized, there would be no program to (a) pilfer money from for other projects and, more importantly, (b) utilize in terms of a crisis used to pass otherwise unpalatable proposals.
Here, we’re seeing the latter. The Democrats know that sweeping changes in the health care system may not be met with open minds and open hearts, as the prospect of rationing alone will turn many people off, so just as with the unpalatable so-called “stimulus” plan and pork-filled appropriations bill, crisis must be used as an excuse for radical action.
My fellow Americans, meet the new crisis.