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February 20, 2012

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George

Unbelievable. The Obummer claim that costs are only going up to 5.5% of GDP assumes that cuts will be made -- and those cuts will be draconian. However, nobody is willing to even take a tiny step toward those cuts today -- especially our spender-in-chief.

Sachs is obviously no actuary. Even if costs stayed flat (on a per capita basis), the demographics would run the total costs way up.

There is always some idiot who says black is white and white is black. Obummer has an administration full of these knuckleheads.

Frank Warner

The nonpartisan Pete Peterson Foundation also is alarmed by the president's budget, which has 10 years of projections. The Peterson people say that, using the president's assumptions, the budget gets much worse over the following 15 years.

The Peterson Foundation insist all budgets from now on should show us a budget's ramifications over 25 years, at least. The problem is that 10 years from now, many more Baby Boomers will be retiring, and they'll have few workers to tap to pay for their Social Security and Medicare.

Neo

Timothy Geithner pointed out in the Administrations 2012 budget request that with the increase taxes and minor slowing of growth of spending, the budget deficit would shrink to 3% over the next 10 years. After that it explodes, based almost entirely on expenses incurred by a retiring "Baby Boom."

Frank Warner

I guess (sarcasm) no one was aware the Baby Boomers would retire about this time.

I'm still wondering about Medicare. If it spends 3.2 percent of the economy and has dedicated income amounting to only 1.4 percent of the economy, what do its books look like? More than half its money comes from outside the Medicare "system"? Why don't its trustees speak up?

CJW

For the fourth year in a row, president defies law that demands action on Medicare

Frank Warner

Wow, so this wasn't my imagination. Medicare is in real deep doodoo, and the president, by law, is supposed to show how to reform the system so its income covers more than half of its expenses.

Here's an idea: How about requiring that the president and Congress reform the system to cover 100 percent of its expenses, or the president and Congress must resign immediately without pensions?

CJW

That sounds like a Tea party movement idea. So, of course, the president and Congress will never ever make anything law that resembles something from that "vile" movement of fiscal and personal responsibility.

CJW

An $8 billion trick? Toying with Medicare to fix elex

CJW

G.A.O. Calls Test Project by Medicare Costly Waste

CJW

Medicare Faces Unfunded Liability of $38.6T, or $328,404 for Each U.S. Household

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