Thursday, August 19, 2010

Solutions for America: Taking The Helm Away From The Left

Criticism is easy.  Finding solutions is much harder.  I would like to direct your attention to a report compiled by The Heritage Foundation.  The report first warns us that entitlement programs like Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security are literally on autopilot, and that if bad or no changes are made, our country will run out of money by 2052.  And, this assessment doesn't even include the damage caused by Obamacare. 

There will be no money to continue the entitlements, no money for foreign aid, no money for infrastructure, no money for national defense!  Even government workers, including members of Congress, won't get paid (Hmmm. Let me think about that one.)  No money for anything!  Caput!  Finito!

The good news is that the Heritage Foundation has come up with a plan to change the way entitlements are managed.  If implemented, their solutions would put our country back on the right path.  Of course you won't see this plan put into action so long as Regressives (aka Democrats) own every branch of the government.  In fact, I can't imagine these solutions being fully implemented unless conservatives are given an opportunity to own every branch of the government until the problems are solved.   If a tiny tugboat can turn a giant tanker, a conservative takeover of the branches of government can also turn this country around for the better so long as they implement these and other solutions.

Please read, learn, and then vote conservative.

Reining in Runaway Spending and Deficits
The Heritage Foundation
August 17, 2010

Entitlements—Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid—threaten to bankrupt the nation. The unsustainable tsunami of spending on these programs will accelerate as 77 million baby boomers flood into them. Unlike other parts of the federal budget, such as defense or most education programs, Congress does not review and approve the level of funding for these programs annually or…ever. Rather, their expansion is on autopilot, fueled by demographic changes and rapidly rising health care costs. We are reaching a budgetary tipping point as entitlement spending’s automatic “first call” crowds out other national priorities. Recent studies show that America’s long-term fiscal situation is one of the world’s worst, which makes reforms even more urgent if we are to avoid the fate of Greece or even Britain. But entitlements are also a moral challenge. It is simply wrong to make unsustainable promises to today’s adults by shackling our children and grandchildren with crippling debt or heavy taxes.
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