Cutting the deficit is all the rage in Washington, D.C., these days, and members of both parties are all too willing to put vital public structures like Social Security and Medicare on the chopping block.
The implication is that we can’t afford to fund luxurious progr
ams that do extravagant, outlandish things like preventing the elderly from slipping back into a 50-percent poverty rate. Th is implication
is a lie.
We have plenty of money.
See the so-called “defense” budget for proof.