Here Come The Crises

It is said that our wretched national debt will lead to a crisis for Social Security Disability by 2021.  It is said that it will lead to a crisis for Social Security in general by 2030.  If this is true, what will U.S. politicians do about it?  I don’t know.  Probably something morally questionable (or wrong).

Are they still disinclined to radically reform the welfare state?  Have they considered issuing vouchers to the poor and middle class for nursing-home costs—after abolishing problematic Medicaid, I mean?  Is there any interest in providing the so-called “universal basic income”—say, $13,000 a year—to every adult citizen?

Don’t think crises won’t come.  We all know, for example, they are coming apropos of people with dementia and their families.

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