George Carlin said it: "They're comin' for your Social Security money." The anti-"entitlement" propaganda is endless. The last few times I picked up the Wall Street Journal, I saw appeals to undo Social Security -- at least two or three pieces per edition. And now Florida Senator Marco Rubio has come out and said, in a very public forum, that Social Security and Medicare "weakened us as a people."
Not so long ago, someone in Rubio's position wouldn't have dared to say such a thing. Not so baldly, not so loudly, not so unabashedly.
So. Why is Canada (with its nasty old socialized health insurance) doing better than we are...? They didn't have a banking/housing crisis because sensible regulations prevented it
Social Security didn't cause the 2008 crisis. Medicare didn't cause it either. But that's what the libertarian fuckers want you to believe.