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10 August 2014 at 11:31:41 AM
Social Security and Medicare are good, worthwhile and even noble programs that most people pay into their entire working lives to collect benefits when they become elderly or disabled.
Naturally there is abuse in each program by people who try to milk the system, but that is a relatively small percent of the population. Every system isn't perfect, but SS and Medicare are near perfect systems.
One of the main issues with SS is that our Congress continues to permit diversion of collected SS tax dollars to other interests. That needs to stop immediately.
In addition, and I'm sorry to say this but it's 1, we need to start replacing some of those deficit tax dollars by slightly increasing the SS and Medicare taxes taken out of our paychecks. Congress should be forced to return the tax dollars it stole from the SS fund.
Medicare is a perfect example of what we should have accomplished for ALL Americans. It is a system that has been active for decades and for the most part is extremely successful for most recipients.
The Federal Government must institute quicker payments to the medical and pharmaceutical providers, but otherwise the system works.
Naturally, the health care providers don't love Medicare because they can't get paid as much under Medicare as they do under private health care or even Obamacare.
However, Medicare is used mostly by the elderly and/or disabled who have paid tax dollars into the system all of their working lives.
Both SS and Medicare have been proven successful by most standards and by making a few updates and corrections to each program, there is no reason why each cannot continue to remain successful.
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