[QUOTE=Sheik Yerbuti;1060578053]And of course, debt has nothing to do with jobs. So who knows why you'd even mention it in that context?
Debt has nothing to do with jobs? People are reluctant to invest because of the massive debt and the insecurity it brings. All you need do is look at Greece, Spain, or any third world countries. Of course debt is closely tied to the economy and the lack of jobs. That should be common knowledge, and probably is.
Of course it has put a strain on the future because there will not be enough people to support the entitlements of the boomers. Again, that should be common knowledge.No doubt that has put a strain on the system.
Piling up unpayable debt is "Progressive"? Creating unsustainable entitlements is "Progressive"?That doesn't even make sense given Liberals are progressive and Conservatives are status quo.
In the 1950's the birth rate was higher and 'entitlements' may have made some sense had these rates continued. Of course they have not but "Progressives" continue to spend money and create 'entitlements' as though it is still the 1950's. They are well behind the times, and 'regressives' would be a more apt term.
Here is what your study said. I'll type large for you, as I realize there are issues there.
The impact on retiring baby boomers on the LFPR from 2004, through 2014, is a reduction of the rate by 0.4%. It has actually gone down by about 2.4% already, and we are not even yet to 2014. That's about 17%. Not 50%.
You are correct though. Some posters are low-hanging fruit. Just not the ones they think
It's kinda like setting the house on fire when you move out, then blaming the next occupant for the damage because it takes him a while to extinguish the flames. Like, duh.
No, it is not exclusive to liberals. George Bush also enacted an entitlement act through prescription drugs, a huge error. But perhaps the greatest entitlement blunder since LBJ's "Great Society" is the threat of Obamacare.Entitlement spending and accumulation of debt is hardly exclusive to liberals. On a side note, what new entitlements are you speaking of?