Send a Tweet
Most Popular Choices
Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Share on Reddit Tell A Friend Printer Friendly Page Save As Favorite View Favorites
Exclusive to OpEdNews:
OpEdNews Op Eds

Paulson: Social Security approaching $13.6 Trillion Deficit

By       Message Mark A. Goldman       (Page 1 of 1 pages)     Permalink    (# of views)   1 comment

Related Topic(s): ; ; , Add Tags
Add to My Group(s)

View Ratings | Rate It

opednews.com

Author 91
- Advertisement -

Treasury Secretary, Henry Paulson says that Social Security is heading towards a $13.6 trillion deficit, which, he says, means that we will have to increase taxes or cut back benefits.  What he doesn’t say is that his number crunching protocol assumes that other government expenditures will stay on their current trajectory. 

 

I have heard this stuff before.  What I would like to suggest is that Paulson go back to the drawing board and see how the numbers come out if we assume that we actually had a foreign policy that strived to foment peace and justice in the world instead of war and discord.   Fat chance.

Maybe it's not really all that complicated.  Perhaps it just takes a little shift in thinking and leadership.  What would happen if we actually had a foreign policy that was not focused on greed and domination but rather on basic human rights in the true spirit of brotherhood? 

- Advertisement -
 

Maybe the next President of the United States will ask the next Treasury Secretary to rerun the numbers using that as our new set of assumptions and see if makes a difference.  I bet it would.  http://www.gpln.com

 

- Advertisement -

 

- Advertisement -

View Ratings | Rate It

opednews.com

Mark A. Goldman is an author, financial planner and was a candidate for president of the United States in 2008 and 2012. His new book called "Starting Over" is available for download free as a pdf file at this address: (more...)
 

Mark A. Goldman Social Media Pages: Facebook page url on login Profile not filled in       Twitter page url on login Profile not filled in       Linkedin page url on login Profile not filled in       Instagram page url on login Profile not filled in

Go To Commenting
The views expressed herein are the sole responsibility of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of this website or its editors.
Writers Guidelines
Contact AuthorContact Author Contact EditorContact Editor Author PageView Authors' Articles

Most Popular Articles by this Author:     (View All Most Popular Articles by this Author)

The TSA is a Terrorist Organization

Here's What Makes The Bible a Holy Magical Book

What You Need to Know to Save Your Ass - Part 1

I'm Supporting Rocky Anderson for President

The Next Presidential Election Will Be A Referendum: The People will Choose Tyranny or Freedom

Impeach the President, Dismantle the NSA, and Fire the top Echelon of our Military