US Gov. uses scare tactics , and my Dad says he has heard this same old BS about SS for years. SS actually has the money, and we are very luck that 12 to 20 millions were not granted amnesty, as that amnesty bill also gave them a right to tap into SS, something they never put a penny into.
Ryan, sorry but sounds like you found GW Bush's plan on SS, and I do not agree with it.
Netmorale, I think your answer was a good one.
Villageidot, I think you are closest to being correct.
I am not for government ran Casino's, that is a opening for the government to control something else, besides the Mob usually controls those anyway. I will admit I spend a couple thousand a year at a Casino over in Louisiana, and have made a few thousand.
As for as medicaid and medicare, if the government would stop giving our benefits to illegals from Mexico, usually the whole family, maybe our own citizens could reap some of the benefits easier. If they stopped that, that would save a lot.
There is a Indian Reservation about 150 miles from where I live, and the Government has already stepped in to try and close them down, last I hear, the Indians lost their battle.
The way you explain this, there is no way the US citizens will or will ever benefit from the plan you stated, but I do and can certainly appreciate that you have a mind that is working and at least trying to come up with idea to make things better. Better than sitting around whining, Keep it up, never know, you may be the one who one day REALLY does come up with something that will make things better. Good Luck.