Silence is Consent

If you don't speak up you accept what is happening. This site was born out of the mainstream media's inability to cover the news. I am just an American cititzen trying to spread the word in the era of FCC consolidation, post 9/11 Patriot Act hysteria, hackable voting machines and war without end. I rant and post news items I perceive to be relevant to our current situation.

All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent.
- Thomas Jefferson

Social Security is not broken and therefore does not need to be fixed

So Called Social Security Crisis (SCSSC)

Comments, questions, corrections, rebuttals are always welcome.

Thursday, March 31, 2005
It's Hard Work
Why in the world aren't the American people buying into your president's private account scheme on Social Security? Those in his own party are having trouble publicly supporting the plan, GOP Lawmakers: Approach Isn't Selling
The president has said that the accounts will do little to fix the long-term solvency issues facing Social Security, but he has not specified the mix of tax increases, benefit cuts and deficit spending he would support to make the system solvent for generations to come. Instead, Bush said he would leave those details to a reluctant Republican Congress.
I think it's pretty humorous how the president and the Republicans in Congress are trying to goad the other into stepping off the cliff first. Why won't the president submit a plan? Why won't our "war" president take a principled stand and do what he thinks it right, stand up for it and sell it? Why can't our first MBA president do that? What happened to all that political capitol he built up from his 51% "mandate"?

The age group the president absolutely has to have, he says, to get his plan passed is young adults
Young adults, a generation with the most at stake in the national debate over Social Security, appear to be losing confidence in President Bush's proposal to boost retirement savings through individual investment accounts.
They don't appear to be buying. That is so strange. I have no idea why anyone wouldn't trust our president. He means what he says and says what he means.

Medicare is facing a crisis not Social Security, What about Medicare? Trustees' report shows where crisis lies
The trustees of the Social Security and Medicare programs submitted their annual report to Congress Wednesday, and it's clear that Medicare should be reformers' first priority. Medicare premiums will rise 12 percent next year, following a 17 percent increase this year. The program's hospital insurance trust fund will be exhausted in 2020. By 2024, the cost of Medicare will surpass the cost of the Social Security system, and within 75 years will consume about one-seventh of the nation's gross domestic product. Medicare is an unsustainable program.
Do you know what your presidents plan is to fix Medicare?



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