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Social Security will start paying out more in benefits than it collects in taxes in 2016, a year sooner than projected last year, and the giant trust Fund will be depleted by 2037 , 4 years sooner than expected
Medicare is in even WORSE shape. The Trustees said the program for hospital expenses will pay out more in benefits than it collects this year, just as it did for the FIRST time in 2008. The trustees project that the Medicare Fund will be DEPLETED by 2017, two years earlier than reported in last years report.
Just imagine the public response when they find out that the money they paid into the programs, they arnt getting back.
Originally posted by ANNED
Illegals have caused the loss of jobs for the last 30 years.
For every displaced American job there is one less American paying into the SS system.
For every American that's wage is depressed because of illegals there is that much less going into the system.
Then you add all the disabled Americans that have been disabled by corporate America and now are drawing SSI or SSD on the taxpayers instead of there disabilities being payed by the corporations that disabled them.
No wonder the system is running out of money.
Now you add all the insurance companies that use every trick in the book legal or illegal to keep from having to pay for medical claims.
When the insurance companies don't pay it fall back on the medicare system to pay.
When americans have to pay for the medical care of illegals it drives the cost of medical treatment up and when illegals displace american jobs there are less americans to pay for medicare.
When corporations don't pay for the people they disable and the taxpayer have to pay through medicare. for the disabled caused by corporate America
it falls the medicare.
No wonder the system is running out of money
Since corporate america is the one who hire many of the illegals.
they should be made to pay more into the system every time they get caught hiring illegals.
After a while it will cost corporate america more to use illegals then americans.
Since corporate America has been the major cause of disabilities among american worker for many years they should be held responable.
They should pay into medicare on a prorated system where if a higher number or there older ex workers in one company become disabled then another company the company with the higher numbers should pay more into the system for medicare.
This includes workers that become disabled years after they leave the company as many disabilities caused by things like toxic chemicals do not show up for years.
For many years the taxpayers have been paying for these ex-workers through medicare when they are no longer able to work and run out of savings.
Corporate america has been using the system for the last 100 years to exploit the workers and the taxpayer.
I know many here at ATS have worked for companies that if a worker starts have even minor health problems that effect the work there companies would start immediately trying to find a way to get ride if that employee.
before the employee found out that there health problems were cause by there job.
This is why the Americans with Disabilities Act has never worked like congress intended for it to work like.
[edit on 13-5-2009 by ANNED]