Who Makes Up The Lies The Conservatives Tell?
"Entitlement reform: The main driver of our national debt is spending on Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security. These programs provide much-needed benefits for many Hoosiers, and they need to be preserved both for current retirees and future generations. This is not a problem we can continue to ignore, as the Social Security Disability Insurance Program will become insolvent next year. Taking no action will have disastrous consequences for beneficiaries of all these programs."— Sen. Dan Coats
Senator Coats and his conservative allies would have us all believe Medicare and Social Security are largess from the Government and a primary reason for the government deficit. Of the three mentioned entitlements, only medicaid is provided by the state and federal government and benefit the poor only. Medicare and Social Security are funded, NOT by the government, but by ourselves and our employers through payroll taxes. The programs are administered by the government, and if they are going broke, it's because we're paying the administrators too much! Wait a sec, could it be that our trillions in debt just might be because we can't pay for the wars Bush and Cheney started and couldn't finish? Nah, couldn't be.
I'm sick to death of these people believing they can lie to us enough to make us believe this crap while they swim in money from the Koch brothers, slap each other on the back and retire on full pension for screwing over the little guy ignorant enough to send them to Congress.