Brewing Thoughts

July 30, 2007

Monday Politics

Filed under: Civil Liberties,Politics — jidd @ 1:32 pm

Old People Are Expensive
What’s wrong with this picture:

“Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid—programs that serve older people—already exceed 40 percent of the $2.7 trillion federal budget. By 2030, their share could hit 75 percent of the present budget, projects the Congressional Budget Office. “

Can anyone say “unsustainable?”

Sex for the Motherland
This would be amusing if it were just a story about a bunch of horny Russians, but unfortunately the Kremlin’s current parallels to the path of Nazi Germany are quite striking.

Army Offering $20,000 Bonus For ‘Quick’ Recruits
Brilliant, we already have a problem with gangs utilizing our military for free training, now we’re going to pay an extra $20k bonus for the accelerated program.


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