I am a senior. I will start Medicare next year. The president's plan to take money out of Medicare now does nothing to address Medicare's longer-term solvency to care for the health of my children and grandchildren; not without bankrupting this country or taxing it into oblivion. Bringing all health care under the purview of the government will only guarantee that America's deficits continue to grow in future years.
I firmly believe that the president and his advisers have buried their heads deep in the sand just to avoid the blinding light of reality that America is broke. They so fervently believe that government exists to provide equal outcomes to all, not simply equal opportunities, that they are willing to bet the future of this great nation for that belief.
On the flip side, I would take to task those who, while recognizing that changes must be made, don't want to share some of the burden. We have spent a lifetime caring about the future of our children. If we have to make some sacrifice(s) now to ensure their future security, let's do it!
We are not going to just tax our way out of this; nor will simply cutting back spending do the trick.
Taxpayers should be willing to pay more, and government largesse to others must be scaled back. We are at a point where everyone will have to be called upon to give up something. Let us not shirk that responsibility!
We have to get our heads out of the sand ... and into the game!