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The U.S. Social Security Private Accounts Debate

To Heck With The Social Security Private Accounts Debate

Written by Angie Pratt (

Private Social Security Accounts are not a priority. They not only do not improve Social Security’s financial situation, they, in fact, would actually increase the budget deficit. So … enough already with the political horse manure. Let’s talk about those things that are really important.

Let’s talk about issues that have an immediate impact on the economic welfare of the United States – the twin deficits – federal budget deficit and the foreign trade deficit.

All those who think that these two are not the real issues that need to be addressed please stand up so that we can all clearly identify the morons amongst us.

Let’s also first sweep away all the political ideological garbage concerning taxes and spending. The fact of the matter is we are spending more than we take in. The only way to solve the problem is to manipulate both variables. Take your partisan stances and stick them where the sun don’t shine.

Enough already with the propaganda, lies and distortions! Frankly my dear, political legacies mean nothing. If you guys don’t get your act in gear you’re going to screw up my ability to provide for my family. The future is at stake here.

Medicare and Medicaid are a problem. Fix them. And … if that means creating a universal health care system, then do it. Leave the lobbyists out in the cold for once. Who invited them to the table anyway?

Semantics be damned. We don’t have the luxury of placating people’s ideological dogmas. We’ve allowed experimentation, theory and conjecture to get in the way of fiduciary responsibility. Stick to the facts. Stick to GAAP.

Blow away the smoke. Break the mirrors. Drain the swamp. Face the fact that there are certain things we need to pay for like healthcare, road construction, and national security. Step up to the bar that the government has to take in as much money as it spends and tax accordingly. Leave the fairy tales to bigots and simpletons.

This is going to hurt. No one is going to be happy. But … you know what … if we don’t do something now it will only get worse. Let’s choose for ourselves when and how we take our medicine. Let’s not wait until all semblance of control is out the window and we are faced with a 1930’s style financial slaughter.

You want to get re-elected? Then put your constituents at the top of your priority list. For a change ignore the people with the checkbooks. Pay attention to the people who are dependent upon you to make decisions in their best interests.

And … if by chance you don’t get re-elected for doing the right thing … then go out in glory and the knowledge that you did all you could. God will know that you tried. History will too.

BTW: This would be a good time for William Safire, George Wills, Maureen Dowd, Molly Ivins, Thomas Friedman, Cal Thomas, Pat Buchanan and all the other members of the fourth estate to all do the right thing and rally around financial responsibility and what's good for the whole country red, white and/or blue.

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