Is Social Security going to run out of money?
Seems we constantly hear Social Security is running out of money. We never hear about welfare or food stamps running out of money? What’s interesting is the first group “worked for” their benefit, but the second did not. I am a bit tired of the game Congress plays with the entitlement blackmail system.
The con-game works like this; first they make the pronouncement that this or that program is running out of money. Then they offer a fix that will kick the can down the road a generation, but not really fix the problem. By not really fixing the problem they guarantee that this event will resurface in a few years. The congress does this deliberately, in my opinion in order to have a vehicle by which they can attach the boondoggles that we all complain about. Why do we let this happen?
Why in this electronic age do we send our representative to Washington DC in the first place? Why can’t we give them offices in the state capitals and they could vote online and meet online. We the people could do our own lobbying. They could make their deals with us. I would be willing to bet there would be a lot less pork in the budget
We could better control the national purse if the federal representatives were paid by the individual states. Each state could make rules restricting lobbing to those their representative is elected to represent. Would that end a lot of the D C shenanigans? We insist the states balance their budgets maybe that should rub off on the feds.
Why is Washington D.C. located on the east coast anyway? Should it not be located somewhere in the middle of the country? It’s downright unfair that the folks on the east coast have ready access to our representatives and we on the west coast don’t. It seems to me that in the age of missiles and nut case terrorist that it might be safer some place in the middle. How about this: The white house gets moved to say Nebraska. The Senate to the west coast and leave the representatives in their respective states. Just something to think about.
Why are we cutting benefits for our veterans, denying pay raises for our military, and reducing our army to a level that is lower than before WWII? Why are we not stopping the payments or benefits to illegal aliens?
It may be time to really shake up Washington D. C. That long talked about constitutional convention Might just be in order.
S. Henry Knocker