Change is in the air |

Change is in the air

Dear Editor:

Charlie Leonard claims that President Obama has no plan to fix Social Security and Medicare (“President’s math doesn’t add up,” Opinion, April 3, The Aspen Times). Why be so negative, Charlie? Who are you to question the smartest president in the history of this nation?

The president’s plan is obvious. It is embodied in Obamacare. In a nutshell, the president’s plan is that Obamacare will survive the challenge in the Supreme Court and wreck our health care system.

This will drive doctors to become Environmental Protection Agency bureaucrats and hospitals to become electric-car recharging stations, two fields where the government-subsidized pay will be lavish in the president’s “economy built to last.” The resulting deterioration in the quality and availability of medical care will lower the average life expectancy of our current population of seniors to somewhere around 70 years. This will kill off the baby boomers much faster than currently anticipated in the actuarial projections about Social Security and Medicare costs, erase the baby boomer population bubble, and throw Social Security and Medicare into huge surpluses.

It also will have the fringe benefit of reducing the number of white-haired whiners nagging the government about its fiscal irresponsibility. A win-win. This all should fall into place long before the Medicare and Social Security doomsdays now predicted for 2024 and 2037.

Where’s your hope, Charlie? Change is coming.

Maurice Emmer


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