Wednesday, February 08, 2023

Biden did well. Biden and Republicans danced around third rail of touching Social Security and Medicare. Played out well for Biden.

In last night's State of the Union speech, it was interesting to see how unruly Congressional Republicans got trying to deny it when Biden said that some of them had proposed cuts to Social Security and Medicare.

There is still the reality of the math. If there isn't enough tax revenue to support those programs in the future, the numbers don't add up. If too much money is spent on the military, the numbers don't add up. Raising the income cap on the Social Security taxes is a solution that Democrats propose, but that's a really hard pill for Republicans to swallow.

It's like, yes, people need to wake up and smell the coffee.

I'll admit, I rely on those programs now that I have reached my retirement years.

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