How long will elected officials ignore the plight of Social Security? As the Boomers in society keep getting older, steadily walking toward retirement and a retirement system in shambles. The Boomers where told for most of their careers that they would have Social Security benefits in retirement. This caused many to think that they would be financial secure when they retire with just Social Security.
As misguided as this thinking is, the notion of even having Social Security benefits in retirement may not be a reality for the younger Baby Boomers. For a number of years now the elected officials have chosen to ignore the issues of funding Social Security, revising it, or just getting rid of Social Security and replacing it with something that works.
Courage from elected officials
Social Security is a very difficult issue to resolve and it will take great courage from the elected officials to correct the problems with the system. Isn’t that why the citizens elect people to serve as elected officials? Elected officials are to serve the needs of the people and have the courage to fix what is broken in this country. At least that is the way it should work.
Elected officials ignore Social Security
What have the elected officials been doing instead of correcting the issues with Social Security? Recently both houses passed a bill dictating what kind of fundraisers public schools can have on school campuses. What did this cost the Federal Government? The new Republican House has wasted time voting down President Obama’s Health Care Law knowing that it was a token vote. The Senate will not pass it and President Obama would veto the bill if it did pass.
It’s time to stop playing politics and correct the important things that are wrong in this country. Do the schools and school districts really need to be told by the Federal Government what kind of fundraisers to approve on school campuses? Does the House of Representatives need to waste time on token votes for pure political reasons? No, it is time to make the tough choices to repair a broken Social Security system that has been ignored for too long. It is time for the elected official to show courage and take care of the promises made to the Boomers and all Americans and fix Social Security. What do you think?