Nancy Churchill, in an open letter (Aug. 21-27 issue) to U.S. Rep. Adam Kinzinger, R-Ill., requests that the U.S. Rep. do whatever it takes to prioritize the needs of our citizens and protect us against the assault on Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid. Nancy, it is a little late. The assault started the minute these progressive programs were initiated. The Social Security Administration was initiated by Franklin Roosevelt in 1935. These funds were to be set aside as an insurance policy to be used upon our retirement. In 1965, Lyndon Johnson initiated the Medicare and Medicaid programs using the same premise of an entitlement program insured by the federal government. (http://www.lbjlib.utexas.edu/johnson/archives.hom/speeches.hom/650730.asp)
Well, what happened? Our progressive government spent those funds the minute they were deducted from our paychecks. What insurance program were these entitlement programs modeled after, we’d like to know? So, yes, our kids and grandkids do have a bleak future and an unfunded liability of $50 trillion. It is true that the recipients of these social protections did not bring about the economic crisis we now face. It was the politicians in 1935 and 1965 who erroneously proclaimed that they would manage and protect our investments in Social Security and Medicare. Nancy, it is a little late. Rep. Kinzinger can’t possibly cure the damage inflicted upon us by the progressive Democratic party over the last 80 years.
From the Sept. 11-17, 2013, issue