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Thanks for the reply.   Re the author's math, he said "every taxpayer" rather than each person probably to make the number larger and more scary.   

 

This may not happen, but I am guessing that there will be attempts made and we will need to make our opposition heard.

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@adagiopop wrote:

https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/social-security-medicare-and-medicaid-spending-drive-our-national-de...

 

Brief quotes: Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid are major drivers of US debt, which has skyrockted to $21 trillion.  If every taxpayer was billed for an equal share of debt, each would be charged $400,000.  The cause of our out of control national debt is rooted in long term obligations of these three big entitlement programs.

 

The author cleverly wrote this to make it sound like the three entitlement programs are the main cause of (what does "rooted in" mean?) and that they would cost each taxpayer $400,000 (when that is for the entire debt, not just the three programs).

 

Hmm, let me see what might be driving our debt up.  The non partisan Congressional Budget Office says GOP tax bill projected to increase debt by $1.9 trillion between 2018 and 2028.   https://thehill.com/policy/finance/382319-gop-tax-law-will-add-19-trillion-to-debt-cbo

 

CNBC says 2018 deficit is $779 billion, a 17% increase over 2017.   https://www.cnbc.com/2018/10/16/trumps-tax-cut-didnt-reduce-the-deficit--despite-his-many-promises.h...

 

So, tax cuts giving a few dollars to middle income Americans and big $$ to wealthy and corporations are essentially being used as a reason to cut benefits that many American count on or soon will.

 

Be ready for politicians to come about your Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid.

 

I should add that this is a Fox News article, not a Republican statement, but it seems to be laying the groundwork for Republican action.

 

 

 

 


His math is a little flawed. Assuming we have 330 million people and a $21 trillion dollar debt, the debt shouldered by each person is still a staggering $63,000 (not $400,000). I also wouldn't count on any cuts to Medicare or SS since there are many Republicans on these programs.

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https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/social-security-medicare-and-medicaid-spending-drive-our-national-de...

 

Brief quotes: Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid are major drivers of US debt, which has skyrockted to $21 trillion.  If every taxpayer was billed for an equal share of debt, each would be charged $400,000.  The cause of our out of control national debt is rooted in long term obligations of these three big entitlement programs.

 

The author cleverly wrote this to make it sound like the three entitlement programs are the main cause of (what does "rooted in" mean?) and that they would cost each taxpayer $400,000 (when that is for the entire debt, not just the three programs).

 

Hmm, let me see what might be driving our debt up.  The non partisan Congressional Budget Office says GOP tax bill projected to increase debt by $1.9 trillion between 2018 and 2028.   https://thehill.com/policy/finance/382319-gop-tax-law-will-add-19-trillion-to-debt-cbo

 

CNBC says 2018 deficit is $779 billion, a 17% increase over 2017.   https://www.cnbc.com/2018/10/16/trumps-tax-cut-didnt-reduce-the-deficit--despite-his-many-promises.h...

 

So, tax cuts giving a few dollars to middle income Americans and big $$ to wealthy and corporations are essentially being used as a reason to cut benefits that many American count on or soon will.

 

Be ready for politicians to come about your Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid.

 

I should add that this is a Fox News article, not a Republican statement, but it seems to be laying the groundwork for Republican action.

 

 

 

 

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