"The true measure of any society can be found in how it treats its most vulnerable members." Mahatma Gandhi
Medicare and Social Security are vital and irreplaceable government programs for our seniors. Unfortunately, career politicians in Washington continue to put the future of both programs at risk. For too long, our elected representatives in DC have wastefully spent our tax-payer dollars on pet projects and endless foreign aid. In many cases, to fund these unnecessary and wasteful programs, our elected representatives chose to borrow from Medicare and Social Security, with no regard for the long-term consequences.
If we continue to spend beyond our means and the U.S. fertility rate continues to decline, it will become nearly impossible to ensure that both programs are properly funded without massive tax increases. The reality of the situation is simple. If our elected leaders learn to act more responsibly with our tax dollars, the sustainability of both programs would not be in question. If we can reign in our federal spending, we can ensure that Medicare and Social Security are both adequately funded WITHOUT having to raise taxes. Mahatma Gandhi once stated that "the true measure of any society can be found in how it treats its most vulnerable members." I firmly believe that we have a moral obligation to ensure that our seniors are well-cared for. When elected to Washington, I will oppose any cuts to either program and fight to ensure both are funded without having to raise taxes.