April 4, 2010 in Letters

An unhealthy future

The Spokesman-Review
 

The CBO is stating we’ll save $138 billion over the next decade on the health care bill. This is from the same agency which stated the F-35 fighter would cost $50 million each. Now it’s $113 million.

When will people learn the government has a vested interest in low-balling figures, then renaming the actual cost as “overrides” to be paid later? Besides being unconstitutional, Obamacare is unsustainable. Thomas Jefferson stated: “The principle of spending money to be paid by posterity, under the name of funding, is but swindling futurity on a large scale.”

Other known federal shortfalls include: $6.5 trillion for federal employee retirement/veterans’ benefits; $18.5 trillion for Social Security; $33.5 trillion for Medicare; $140 billion for other “social insurance” programs on top of the $14 trillion national debt. These figures are before the proposed amnesty of some 20 million illegal aliens that will be eligible for benefits and $138 billion a year for Iraq/Afghanistan.

It’s no longer a question of right or wrong, but rather when will we be bankrupt if we don’t change our ways. This November we need to vote out and keep out the people who agree with this kind of spending or else we will join Zimbabweans in bread lines.

Steven Neill

Spokane Valley

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