Monday, February 21, 2011


Well, pull up a chair...sit down....and let's talk!!!

FIRST UP: Social Security

1. Raise the beginning eligibility age to 68....same for Medicare coverage.....for all persons who are now 50 or younger.
Make it 70 for those 40 or younger. Take away the upper limit payroll deduction restrictions for Social Security contributions.

2. Setup Social Security contributions to go into privately/personally-held funds which are restricted until eligible for withdraw.

3. Make it "means test" sensitive. That is, benefits are able to be received based on an income/asset qualification until reaching age which time, then all funds become available.

NEXT: Medicaid/Food Stamps and similar "welfare programs" such as Unemployment benefits

1. Make ALL these programs time-limited for specific periods of time only! Make all programs also subject to co-pays AND based on a "means test".

2. Make all programs subject to proper verification and monitoring by case workers (hire more case workers if needed). Include periodic testing of the "means" test as well as honest participation in self-help (work-seek, rehab) efforts. Include drug testing as necessary.



Monday, February 14, 2011



This has become one of the most absurd "SCARE TACTICS" used by the Washington establishment in years!!!

It's like my saying to you...."I'm not going to give you an increase in your allowance"....and then you say to me
"Well, then I'm not going to pay on any of my bills because I don't have enough for ALL of it"

Since when have you had to run your own household like that??
Has anyone not heard of "PRIORITIZING" bills?? Pay the necessities, leave out the lesser important items. Period!

Sen. Patrick Toomey’s (R-PA) “Full Faith and Credit Act,” (S 163) would ensure that the U.S. government does not default on its debt by requiring the Treasury to prioritize payments on the debt in case the debt ceiling is not raised.
Also - U.S. Sen. David Vitter recently introduced an amendment to this legislation that would require that if the U.S. does reach its debt limit.... Social Security benefits for seniors and such debt commitments will be the top priorities to be paid before paying any other obligations.

Another excerpt from Tom Diemer's article in POLITICS DAILY describes:
"There's always a little political theater around this," Geithner told the Times. The White House wants a clean bill -- that is, one that raises the debt limit with no riders attached. If the House adds conditions, the Senate, still run by Democrats could try to rip them out.
But in a game of chicken -- as the government starts to run out of money -- Republicans may use Obama's past words against him, the Times said.
In 2006, with the GOP in charge at the White House and on Capitol Hill, then-Sen. Barack Obama voted against the Bush administration's request to raise the debt limit. The bill passed on a party line vote. Obama said: "The fact that we are here today to debate raising America's debt limit is a sign of leadership failure... Leadership means that the buck stops here."

On the Free Republic:
Posted on Thursday, January 20, 2011 11:25:29 AM by Michael Tergent

"As members of Congress debate whether to raise the U.S. debt ceiling—the limit on our government's debt—we should all agree on at least one thing: Under no circumstances is it acceptable for the U.S. to default on its debt. Not only are we morally obligated to honor our debts, but we benefit greatly from the nearly universal conviction that those who lend to us will always be repaid, on time and in full. We should never undermine that conviction."

So....Can it be done NOW??? YES !!!

Here's how I would cut the budget and solve our deficit....NOW!!!

Try it yourself here !! Compliments of Glenn Beck & the NY Times.

Ready or Not...Here it Comes !