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Invasion of the Entitlement Crisis Deniers



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Perhaps entitlement reformers are doomed to be perceived as the first, random, panicked guy in an “Invasion of the Body Snatchers” movie:

As laid out in the most recent report from Social Security and Medicare Trustees:

“Medicare Part A costs started exceeding revenues in 2008.”

“Medicare’s Disability Trust Fund exhausts its assets by 2016.”

“In 2011, Social Security’s cost continued to exceed both the program’s tax income and its non-interest income, a trend that the Trustees project to continue throughout the short-range period and beyond. The 2011 deficit of tax income relative to cost was $148 billion and the projected 2012 deficit is $165 billion.”

THE ENTITLEMENT CRISIS IS HERE ALREADY!

STOP AND LISTEN TO ME! BEFORE IT’S TOO LATE!


Tags: Entitlements , Paul Ryan


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