Government Funded Programs
President Lyndon B. Johnson signed into law Medicare and Medicaid insurance in 1965. In 1972, the program was expanded to include disability, elderly, and end stage renal patients. In 1983, Medicare became funded through taxes and paid through taxpayer deductions.
Once we reach the age of retirement and eligible to collect, we still have to pay for it and the cost is deducted from the monthly check. Even though, Mom, Dad, or Grandma & Grandpa have been paying all while working, they are still forced to keep paying for it.
Elderly may collect Social Security (that they’ve paid into), once they reach the age of 62. They may receive full benefits after the age of 65, but until then, any additional income can offset the monthly check of their own money.
Any attempts to collect disability automatically generates a mutiny from the government. They behave as if it is their money and not yours. There’s literally a fight to obtain it; a fight that usually takes years to resolve.
Medicare-Medicaid and Social Security-disability is supposed to be put into a separate account for us. The government takes our monies that we pay into the programs with and uses it as their own personal purse strings and at their discretion.
This includes spending it on Welfare programs, funding for programs that cater to illegal aliens, or in Bill Clinton’s case, paying the deficit with it. Other presidents who are successors to the Clinton Administration have additionally used the funding for numerous reasons. However, the fact remains, it was not meant to ever by touched by anyone except for We the People.
Keep in mind, there are no “government funded programs,” it’s all taxpayer funded programs and yet, the government feels comfortable in controlling the People. An unknown author once uttered these profound words: He who controls the purse strings, controls the people.
Candidates need to focus more on We the People instead of giving away “free health care, free education, supporting illegal immigration,” and so forth. All of those programs cost money and just where do you think that money is going to come from? It will come from the backs of the hardworking taxpayers of America.
I’m a Real People’s Candidate. I say that because I’m in the same boat the average Joe is in. I see what they’re (government) doing and I want to amend the problem, not add to it. The reason we’re going to run out of money for these programs is because the government is abusing it, they’re abusing their power, which means, they are abusing all of us.
We should all try to leave this world and our government in a better place for our children and grandchildren. The solutions begins with ourselves, it begins with you.