i agree, as i am sure everyone does that SS is going to shit.
i think it might be because 50% of taxes go to Lockheed Martin and their cohorts.
i am sure that number is more. a few things i would like to say:
"*Each year, freeloading corporations grab nearly $170 billion in tax-funded federal handouts to help them do the things they should be paying for themselves (and that doesn't even count all the corporate welfare they're getting from state and local governments). That's $1,388 from each of us going to provide welfare to the rich!" (quoted from www.simplerwork.com
*its not 2 trillion, but how abouts we use the $170 billion a year to build better SS system, fund education**.
see the money is ALREADY there we just need to stop giving welfare to those who have the very most
**education (and other PUBLIC works, like health care, police/fire, parks, SS, museums, libraries) not PRIVATE corps Lockheed martin should be getting the lion's share of PUBLIC funds. because as we all know its private corps that count for the bulk of tax spending. (for example FEDERAL (not including state or local) corporate welfare amounts to $170 billion. meanwhile, ALL OF OUR SOCIAL PROGRAMS COMBINED, from Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) to school lunches to housing assistance, amount to just $50 billion a year. THATS ALL OF SOCIAL PROGRAMS COMBINED COST TAX PAYERS JUST $50BILLION. that means by cutting corporate welfare WE CAN TRIPLE THE AMOUNT OF MONEY SPENT ON SOCIAL PROGRAMS AND STILL CUT TAXES BY $70 BILLION
or leave the social programs as is and use say $100 BILLION MORE FOR EDUCATION, PARKS, POLICE AND FIRE, MUSEUMS AND LIBRARIES AND STILL CUT TAXES BY $70 BILLION. or insert any better use for the $170,000,000,000 tax dollars than welfare for pespi and nike and all other others that milk us dry.
so jiggly's formula: reduce Lockheed's budget + end welfare for large corporations = money for SS, education, health care and tax breaks.
in short, if the tax payers weren't so willing to give thier money away to corporations who have plenty to spare we would be in this mess.
PLEASE NOTE: the JIGGLYPLAN does NOT call for tax increases to wealthy individuals just crackdown on spending and end to corporate welfare.
did i mention an end to corparte welfare? did i meantion the $170,000,000,000 tax dollars that is used as giveaways to coprs for shit they should for anyway?