In order to help reduce the national debt, should we re-evaluate existing Pork-Barrel projects and eliminate the ones that are of no real value to the nation. And if so which ones should be cut.
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Justsilvie- I want to thank you for your very thoughtful response to my question.
And your suggestion that we bring our politicians down from their lofty perches and force them to live on and with the same medical coverages and salaries is inspired.
I agree with most of it, but how would we privatize Medicare? Wouldn't that just be a charity?
ib radmasters- Thanks for the anseer, but Iam afraid that you are painting with a very broad brushstroke. Personally, I think this has been one of the problems in Congress,they want to think make it work later?
Medicare and SS are both taxes run by the government like a piggy bank.
Take these same employer, employee contributions and have the funds run by a private entity like the ones that manage the gov employee pensions. Remove the TAX make it a plan
Lots of people lost their pensions because private entities and now wind up having to depend on Social Security only for retirment.
Well Said, Mr. McGuire! I agree with your criteria. I have been amazed by the number of ridiculous "projects" that Congress will finance that are so useless, other than to be handed out as "lolipops" for special interest groups.