We keep hearing how our government must step up to
help those that they feel need it. This is not a new
concept, but it seems to have really taken off
Roosevelt signed the Social Security Act on August
14, 1935. It is funded through payroll taxes and was
basically an old age, survivors, and disability
Medicaid was created in the Social Security
Amendments of 1965 which added Title XIX to the
Social Security Act to provide medical coverage for
low income families. Medicare was created in the
same act to provide insurance to people 65 and
The current version has been amended to include
various social welfare and social insurance programs.
And in 2013 expenditures were $1.3 trillion.
What started as a 2% tax in 1935 has risen to a
12.4% tax in 2013. Yet we are being told that for
the privilege of paying that, it is now considered
In 1964 Johnson declared a war of poverty and Nixon
declared a war on drugs in June of 1971. Now, in
case you haven’t noticed, we still have drugs and
poverty in our country.
We always thought you went to war to win. And a
clear sign of winning these wars would be less drugs
and sharply reduced poverty. If it is apparent we are
losing these wars, shouldn’t we retreat or surrender?
So why, if we already have all these programs to
insure the citizens, do we really need something
like Obamcare too?
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