Evidently the leadership in Washington, D.C. have their heads buried in the sand.
They did not learn fifth grade arithmetic.
They don’t know how to apply the “rule of 72,” and may not even know what it is.
Currently, President Obama is going to propose a budget plan that will propose a cut to Social Security benefits for seniors, veterans, and people with disabilities.
The President’s budget proposal would also require middle-class seniors–people who make $47,000 a year and more–to pay higher Medicare premiums.
No cuts in benefits to Social Security are acceptable. Those of us who are getting Social Security paid for it all our working lives.
Furthermore, Social Security retirement benefits should be reserved only for American citizens, not Mexican citizens, not illegal aliens who came across our borders illegally.
Here is where the problem lies:
The whole Federal Government would be solvent if we corrected the immoral and improper special privileges given to the medical industry: they enjoy monopoly status and protection that is against the law for every other business endeavor.
That is what makes medical costs so high–they can charge what they want, and they are not subject to normal free market forces which would force prices down to what is proper. Why should the medical industry be able to jack up prices to an unreasonable degree (such as charging $30,000 for a medicine that can be purchased over-the-counter from the source in another country for $100)? Why should it be forbidden to buy prescription medicine with a valid prescription from another country at much lower cost just to keep up the medical industry’s obscene profits here? If the hospital costs to have a baby in 1963 had grown only at the rate of our general inflation, it would cost about $1000 or so today for this procedure which is done millions of times a year; at reasonable costs, most medical procedures could be paid for out-of-pocket by most citizens without the extra expense of insurance, which ought to be reserved to cover rare catastrophic expenses.
This monopoly must be stopped now to avoid bankrupting the entire country.
I trust our politicians and representatives and senators understand the mathematics of the “rule of 72.” At annual increases of 9%, the cost of Medicare and Medicaid doubles every 8 years. And these costs have been doubling every eight years since the early 1980s. We CANNOT afford even one more such doubling–it would use up every dollar the Federal Government gets with nothing left over for anything else in the budget. Quit being blockheaded and absurd and ADDRESS THIS PROBLEM NOW.
It is very clear to me that we have very evil leadership in this country–leadership that has been criminally and immorally been bought off by the medical industry’s lobbyists with substantial gifts to re-election campaigns of our senators and representatives–who thereby are paid to represent the medical industry and not the constituents who elected them.
The Bible says much about evil leaders and leadership in the book of Proverbs.
It also warns against those who constantly promote “change” for just “change’s sake” to advance their nefarious political and social agendas.
The President’s mantra, “Change you can believe in,” is a diabolical oxymoron. Check out this Bible verse:
“My son, fear thou the Lord and the king: and meddle not with them that are given to change” (Proverbs 21:24)
We have an utter lack of moral backbone and moral leadership in Washington in all three branches of government and both political parties, and there are NO exceptions, because none of those in Washington are speaking out and sounding the alarm about this most serious issue of impending financial collapse that confronts us right now.
I remember Dr. Bob Jones, Senior speaking of those “dirty compromisers” many years ago. That is just what we have not only in Washington, but likely in many other places too. They are even present in our churches, even our so-called Evangelical churches, if the polls are correct. I heard just this past week or so that 60% of Evangelical believers and Evangelical pastors do not believe that Jesus Christ is God. If that is the case, they need to drop the label of Evangelical or Bible-believing Christian, because they aren’t! They are what Dr. Bob called “dirty compromisers,” and no Christian has any business giving any kind of support to such leadership in the church.
Did you forget this verse is in the Bible?–
“Shouldest thou help the ungodly, and love them that hate the Lord? therefore is wrath upon thee from before the Lord” (2 Chronicles 19:2)