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National Economic Reforms Social Security Restoration

Now, that the President has submitted his annual budget with the Republican led congress prepared to go on the attack Social Security is one of the first governmental programs that will face an uncertain future. Many economists argue that on of the best ways to stimulate the economy is to put more money in more peoples hands, in essence the fulfillment of the Williams Theory of Economic Evolution. But, with the Republican mindset lately what they propose is draconian cuts in the programs that affect millions of Americans. Social Security is going to be one of the first programs that will face a curtail test. Will it survive and allow our seniors to be able to keep pace with the rising cost of living? Good question. But like so many other initiatives the President has laid out have yet to be realized. And, with congress the way it is more doom and gloom will most likely be the reality for our seniors and the disabled. What will it take to secure Social Security now and for the future? National Economic Reform’s Ten Articles of Confederation when implemented will effectively ensure our seniors and the disabled will have the financial means for them and for generations to come.

The idea on how to restore and secure Social Security for generations to come is not a new concept, but to actually achieve the results needed will take bold and decisive action. What has happened to the United States over the course of the past 40 years is a lesson of how to undermine the majority of United States citizens ability to prosper and to achieve the peace of mind that should be automatic by being an American. Sure, technology has far surpassed the majority of citizens ability on how to use and understand what has been created for the betterment of all. But, in actuality what really has transpired is an almost total collapse of our founding principals of Liberty, Justice, Morality, and Education. Today, the United States is facing critical mass sort of speaking in the direction this country will undertake for the next century. Do we turn and embrace new, bold and decisive actions that will propel the United States into a beacon of hope other countries will want and strive to emulate or do we continue on this self destructive path toward ambiguity and obscurity?

National Economic Reform’ with it’s ten articles of confederations is a direct path toward creating that beacon of hope for generations to come. Restoring Social Security is an internal part of securing the future. To start; this country must determine now how to restore, and create employment opportunities with real living wages for all. There are allot of factions in determining how to achieve this objective. First is to ensure that Education Reform (another internal part of National Economic Reform) address the need to educate our youth on the skills and trades that are necessary for the types of employment opportunities that are now and will be the focus of the economic systems here and in other parts of the world. Next, the United States must address our trade agreements of the past and to restructure them so that corporations will be encouraged to employee Americans in factories here in the United State instead of exporting these jobs. Our trade deficit [another internal part of National Economic Reform] is one of the factors that this country is failing Americans. Restoring our manufacturing base in the United States is crucial for the national security that only comes when the United States has a strong and growing middle class. The biggest hurdle is NAFTA. The United States must now focus on equal trade agreements instead of free trade with higher tariffs on imported goods from certain countries like China, India, and even Mexico. This will aid in the elimination of most of our trade deficit while at the same time restore balance in our economy by more job creation.

To further restore Social Security the need is apparent that this country needs Universal Health Care [ another internal part of National Economic Reform ] to offset the high cost of healthcare coverage companies now offer to their employees. To increase wages for all and to contribute more to Social Security funding Universal Heath Care will now free up funds so that companies that deduct health insurance from employees wages will be now additional disposable income.

The more people that are employed with real living wags contribute more toward restoring and securing Social Security for all. In essence the realization and fulfillment of the “Williams Theory Of Economic Evolution.” The United States Congress must change the current policy in early retirement so that more people applying for early retirement at age 62 could still work without any income restrictions that now reduces their incomes. This would be a win win situation because these workers will contribute more toward the over-all social security retirement fund while at the same time contribute more toward their own retirement when they actually do retire.

It was last fall that Social Security recipients got their first cost of living raise in their monthly benefit checks since 2009. A minuscule appeasement at best. In fact that raise only amounted to a little over $10.00. When factored in the rising cost of everything else with so many relying on their monthly checks just to get by makes the government look like Ebonezer Scrooge. If that’s not bad enough our illustrious “Wizards” in Washington base this adjustment on false assumptions in relation to the actual cost of living today. It is as though they are stuck back in the sixties when it comes to the Consumer Price Index, which measures inflation.

The CPI looks at a number of different types of goods and services that the Bureau of Labor Statistics thinks (there again relying on very false assumptions) what the average household spends and what goods and services they actually buy. The biggest category in the CPI is housing, which makes up roughly 40% of the index. Food and transportation each contribute a little over 15%. The remaining amount is spread across recreational activities, education, health care, and other goods and services. But there again the cost of all these continue to not only fluctuate but increase on a daily basis.

What all this means for most retirees is that the majority often don’t fit the CPI profile of so many people who are about to retire or have retired. Many retirees have already paid off their mortgages, and despite still having to cover utility costs, property taxes, maintenance and upkeep, their spending on their housing needs still falls well short of that 40%. To make matters worse is the fact declining home prices have only benefited those who didn’t own homes prior to 2008. This is when the sub-prime mortgage crisis hit. Far from getting any benefit, retirees who own their homes have taken massive losses in their finances. Compounding this financial debacle is that medical care, prescription drugs and other health related expenses places an ever-increasing drain on many retirees’ finances. Hospital costs have risen at nearly twice the rate of overall inflation in the past 12 months, and over the longer run, health care has seen huge price increases that are straining government programs like Medicare and Medicaid to the breaking point. Yet, medical costs make up only 7% of the CPI. A far cry from the estimated $230,000-$250,000 that retirees can expect to pay for health-care expenses over the course of their retirement years.

Just when things were bad enough our so called “Wizards” of finance in Washington still are looking to reduce cost-of-living increases in Social Security benefits that are linked to inflation. When that so-called “super committee” met last year to discuss ways to cut the federal budget, one proposal suggested using what’s known as the “chain-weighted” CPI to calculate cost-of-living increases. According to estimates, using the chain-weighted CPI would save $200 billion over 10 years. That $200 billion that would come from lower annual raises for retirees’ Social Security benefit checks. All the while the cost of living continues to escalate much faster than the information gathered by our bureaucrats in substantiating what they deem fitting expenditures for any Social Security adjustments. But, for now, that proposal doesn’t look like it’ll become reality anytime soon, or does it? If the Republicans win in November we can expect more cost cutting that would leave our senior population very vulnerable. This apparent posturing was just the latest in a series of arguments about whether the CPI overstates or understates inflation. As the federal budget becomes an increasingly important issue, you can expect to see more attempts to use the CPI as a way to rein in spending in an opaque but very detrimental way for retirees.

Now, with all the other talk floating around in Washington about Social Security’s eminent demise (the year when there will be no money left in the Social Security account) again our most benevolent legislatures keep lamenting about other contingencies and proposals to keep Social Security solvent. This is to counter the blundering and plundering that has been done to one of the most essential safety nets that our aging population has. Now, what is touted as a key element Washington is proposing that the retirement age from 65 be raised to 70 or even 72. For those who want to retire early they will have to wait to reach age 65 instead of today early retirement is at 62. That is if these proposals become reality. Again if the Republicans win in November this will be a reality. What they fail to realize is that Social Security as intended depends on wages, lots of wager earners. This means the more people earning more money the more funding flows into the Social Security Retirement fund. What the United states is facing today is an unacceptable unemployment rate. For those still working their wages have decreased when taking into account the cost of living. The baby boomers who are retiring are feeling the strain of limited and fixed incomes now more then ever. Finally for the past 30 years middle class wage jobs have all but vanished. This is the harsh reality facing the solvency of Social Security.

To increase the age limit from 65 to 70 and for early retirement from 62 to 65 won’t even come close to solving this crisis. The solvency of Social Security is but a link in the chain of major flaws that continue to drag the United States economy down. The failure to grasp the ramifications of not implementing a single payer Universal Health Care initiative that eliminates the outdated and fraud riddled Medicare and Medicaid programs we have now continues to not only undermine Social Security but our whole economy as well. This is just part of the solution for reviving Social Security. The big picture for rejuvenating the United States economy to the point where this country has a majority of the population working with middle class wage jobs with a ratio of 15% low income level, a 70% receiving middle class wages, 25% in the high income bracket which leaves a 5% poverty rate can be attained by implementing National Economic Reform. Ten articles of confederation that detail and outline the direction this country must follow. We have to remember that nations who tax and spend the most are the ones that thrive while the nations that tax and spend the least most certainly fail. A solvent well funded Social Security is essential for the health and stability of this nation.

National Economic Reform’s: Universal Healthcare

To paint an accurate picture of the state of the union today we have to come to terms that the United States is far cry from being fiscally and economically stable.That being said, America is and has been in a free fall of instability for too long. Our core values have shifted over the past 35 years in that they have completely undermined this nations ability as a whole to prosper. Backward mobility for millions continue to prevent the United States from achieving the success that America had economically following World War II. To actually achieve economic stability, long term financial prosperity, and to ensure our national security it is imperative that the United States pass and implement Universal Health Care for all it’s citizens.

How this is accomplished is by no means an easy task. Our elected officials at every level of government must break away from the special interest groups, the lobbyists, the insurance industry, and their own self absorption by succumbing to the financial pressures for their elections and re-elections. We have to remind ourselves that an educated, informed, and participating public is the only way for democracy as put forth by our founding father’s when they penned the constitution to continue and to flourish. To rid ourselves of the quandary that our elected officials have been allowed to create in our society today We the people must take an active part by educating themselves on the long term consequences this country faces without Universal Health Care.

Projected by the year 2016 the number of Americans without health care will still increase even though the Affordable Health Care Act is in place. Today, there are about 60 million adult that can’t afford any type of health insurance. When it comes to our youth and children the rate of those without adequate health care will also have increased by over 27%. The long term prognosis is that these numbers will continue to grow every year. To continue as we are is catastrophic for the future of the United States. Back in 1988 Senator Edward Kennedy introduced a Universal Health Care proposal based on the English and Canadian systems. A single payer plan similar yet different form the European plans. This plan was a serious step in trying to get every American Health Care coverage. No longer would the United States be held hostage by the bureaucratic way that Medicaid and Medicare are not providing all that is needed to take care of all Americans. If this bill had passed back then this country would not be in such economic peril.

Today, the best way to actually achieve prudent fiscal policies, lasting economic growth, ensuring our own national security, guaranteeing health care for all, restoring Social Security, and bring prosperity to all Americans is to adopt National Economic Reform of which Universal Health Care is a major component. National Economic Reform’s ten Articles of confederation with each one contingent on the others for their success is the direction this country needs to follow now. The magnitude and scope of National Economic Reform is the modern day version of the New Deal and the WPA of the 1930′s. Universal Health Care of National Economic Reform will be the major reason the United States prospers for generations to come.

With more than 300 Billion of Americans tax dollars wasted on our existing health care systems, the growing number of citizens being without health care and now with the increasing rates of insurers to provide employers health coverage for their employees it is time for this country to rid ourselves of the financial disaster that is plaguing the United States. When Congress passed legislation on health care they did so without without Universal Coverage. As it stands this country will never regain the economic security that once enable the United States to be the biggest and most robust economy in the world. Instead with the provisions that are now this Affordable Health Care Act have only only kept employers from expanding and and thus created more underemployment and unemployment in the process. Only through total coverage with a single payer plan will the United State avoid any further decline in the economy, and in fact Universal Health Care will propel this country to economic prosperity for all Americans. The Affordable Health Care Act of 2010 didn’t do any of this. It only exasperated the ongoing problem of no insurance for millions of Americans.

Here are 8 reasons why Universal Health Care is so essential for the future of the United States.

1) The elimination of Medicaid and Medicare will greatly aid in the efficiency of Universal Health Care. Medicaid and Medicare have become so blotted and cost ineffective that these programs have long become so ineffective where Universal Health Care will cover every American with total health care.

2) Funding for Universal Health Care will come from the elimination of Medicare and Medicaid with their budget allotments shifted toward Universal Health Care (the deductions in payrolls that were for Medicare and Medicaid will now be one deduction with about a 10% reduction while the remaining portion of what was originally taken out will now be added to employees gross income).

Medical Marijuana will be taxed at 5%. Just like the Canadians an additional $.05 tax on all alcohol and tobacco will aid in additional funding. A $.02 tax on all non consumable items will be shifted to Universal Health Care. Reforming the nations tax code to a 10% flat tax and put 1% toward Universal Health Care. Establishing a massive public works programs so that the nation unemployment rare reaches under 4% will be a critical link in funding for Universal Health Care. ( Not only with the unemployment rate reduced funding Universal Health Care will increase with each person employed and the nation’s infrastructure will be restored because of the projects that are now being addressed by the government sponsored programs will put more people to work.

3) The elimination of the capital gains tax will spur more economic growth and create more employment in the process.

4) Imposing a cap on all malpractice claims will greatly aid in keeping the funds for Universal Heal Care available with-out liquidating funds to cover malpractice claims.

5) Will provide additional tax revenue to all cities and states whose budgets are failing to provide all the services that are now mandated by law. Which will spur more employment and thus create more revenue for Universal Health Care.

6) The restructuring of our trade agreements so that jobs that were eliminated because of cost constraints will now be reconsidered to hire more Americans and keep our jobs secure. When it is more cost prohibitive to employ people here than it is to import products that used to be made in the United States then we have an obligation to ensure that this situation is rectified.

7) Will help provide more tax revenue to cities and states because of the increase number of those employed. ” The more people with more disposable income to spend and pay down debt is the greatest economic boost any society can have.” This also adds to Universal Health Care funding.

8) In order to provide this nation with more general practitioners student loans will be greatly reduced and in some cases eliminated altogether if individuals practice in areas in the United States that don’t have any or are very under staffed with general doctors. They will serve for two years and after that time they may choose to stay or be free to practice any where in the United States with-out penalty.

With these 8 factors that are all integrated into the success of Universal Health Care the United States can finally achieve the economic stability, ensure the nations health and in doing so will enable every America the opportunity to achieve more prosperity and security. This is why Universal Health Care is so vital for the future of the United States.

With all the debate focused on the repeal of the President’s Affordable Health Care Act of 2010 it is a very good time to focus of the true nature of health care in the United States today. In all actuality our nations health care well, there really isn’t a national program for taking care of the health of all Americas. What there is, are for profit industries that focus solely of the bottom line rather than provide any semblance of continuity of providing effective health care let alone proper preventative health measures. More apply named our healthcare in America today is in reality nothing more than death care. A multi billion dollar racket that fosters unnecessary pain and suffering to millions of Americans all over the country.

It is said that Physicians practice medicine. That is true. Their practicing alright, but very rarely ever get it right. If there was one entity that anyone could invest in today it would be the pharmaceutical industry. This billion dollar industry continues to pump out more so called life saving drugs faster than a speeding bullet. Practically ever TV add is for some drug or another that promises great results. Unfortunately, most of these drugs are more devastating than the disease or aliment that one has to begin with. But that doesn’t matter, the advertisements themselves promote and promise a world of relief. What is actually taking place today are so many individuals continually caught in this drug mill. They are now at the mercy of the pharmaceutical companies bound not by loyalty but by sheer dependence on these drugs like an addict whose sole existence is the replenish himself with more drugs. A nicotine habit, one in which they can’t quit. An industry that cares so little about the health of the individual and instead continues to focus on how much profit can be gained has amounted to what our nations health care has become today.

National Economic Reforms Science And Technology Directives

In the last half of the 20th century it was President Kennedy who took up the gauntlet of outlining a national directive focusing on science and technology. The course that the United States chartered then propelled America into the space age. No longer was man confined to this planet alone. We reached for the stars and did the impossible. We put a man on the moon, built the International Space Station, launched the Hubble Telescope which opened up the universe for all of mankind, and sent the Voyager on a never ending quest to “boldly go where no man has gone before.”

This all came about because a sitting President had the courage and took the leadership to lay the groundwork for the United States to act on a decisive plan of direction which open up so many windows of opportunity for millions of Americans. Some how for the past five decades the United States lost the exuberance that prevailed when President Kennedy pointed this country in a new direction.

Sure, there have been many marvels along the way in technology, science, and medicine. The Internet for one has opened up a whole new world filled with opportunities never before imagined. Heart transplants are now almost a routine procedure. So many more wonders have come into existence since the early 1960′s but, the leadership to identify and implement a national plan of direction that would put the United States onto the path toward that brighter future hasn’t happened since we put a man on the moon. It is within National Economic Reform where there is a direct plan of direction for the United States. Article Six is probably the most ambitious directive there is. But, this component is vital for the future of America and really the rest of the world. Implementing National Economic Reform is crucial for the future of not only the United States but for all of mankind especially when the Science and Technology Directives are realized.

The United States must recognize and take decisive action on five fronts now outlined in Article Six of National Economic Reform. One of the most important issues is the extent of Global Warming has on humanity and economies all over the world. This first directive is probably one of the more contentious and ambiguous issues today. We have to accept the facts as they present themselves.

First of all mankind has relied on the fuel of the first and second industrial revolution for far too ling. Today’s technology has afforded the United States to dispense with any and all types of fossil fuel while at the same time ushering in alternative lower cost green energy to supply the energy needs of this nation. There is no excuse other than Greed to keep the American public held hostage by the major fossil fuel conglomerates. Energy independence is realistic now using affordable alternative energy. The Third Industrial Revolution is now beginning and it is under the directive of Science and Technology in National Economic Reform that the energy of the tomorrow will emerge. We must remember that when the first Industrialized Revolution unfolded the fuel that ushered in a new found way of life was all based on fossil fuels. What followed was a feeding frenzy of drilling and mining which only created and environmental catastrophe that is unfolding today. Yet, in the United States our governmental officials for the most part are in a state of continued denial that our industrial infrastructure, that by the way was built and continues to use fossil fuel, is the cause of all the environmental impact that global warming is having all around the globe.

All of civilization is at a critical juncture today. We have developed more technologies in the shortest amount of time than in any other period in history. The sad fact today is that there are multitudes not only in the United States but all over the world that are left with-out the benefits that these technologies could bring. More and more people are facing dire living conditions here and over seas. Over one billion people are literally starving to death. The threat of Global Pandemics is as real as it gets. We have and are continuing to develop better technologies to eradicate hunger and the threat of a Pandemic today. But, the resolve to use the technologies that we have and develop more for the betterment of all of mankind is predicated by the implementation of National Economic Reform’s Science and Technology Directive.

The scientific community all support that drastic changes in the earths delicate condition will cause events of biblical proportions if man continues the use and consumption of fossil fuel. The world today faces mass extinctions of marine life caused by mans destructive nature in pollution of our oceans. It is imperative that the United States change direction, the continued misguided ideologies and attitudes that have prevailed for far too long if this nation is ever going to rise out of the ashes of our economic crisis. Within the Science and Technology Directive like a Phoenix rising to lead the world in alternative energy. It reminds one of that opening to the Six Million Dollar Man,” We have the technology to make him better, faster, and stronger.” Well guess what people, we actually do.

To understand what has occurred in the last hundred years of the industrial revolutions that has caused a global crisis is to look at when the peak of the second industrial revolution occurred. In 1980 is when scientists first really became concerned of the effects of all the carbon being released into the atmosphere by the industrial complexes and our modes of transportation was having. It seems that all through-out history whenever their is a industrial shift using newer technologies an economic revolution also occurs. These new emerging energy sources make it possible to create more independent economic activity. This in turn gives rise to providing more avenues to expand more commercial activity as well. Accompanying all of this newer technology are communication upgrades or so called revolutions which become the foundations where mans ability to organize, manage, and control the newer more stable set of spatial dynamics. All from evolving energy technologies.

By 1994 a new convergence of communication and energy was now infiltrating societies. Internet technology and the reemergence of renewable energy sources were about to merge in creating a powerful new infrastructure that will fuel the Third Industrial Revolution. This third industrial revolution has already begun. And, it is about to change the world forever. Just think in the next 50 or so years hundreds of millions of people the world over will be able to produce their own green energy in their homes, in offices, and in factories. Humanity will be able to share with each other an “energy Internet,” just like we are able to now create and share information online today. The democratization of energy will bring with it a fundamental reordering of all human relationships, impacting the very way we conduct business, govern society, educate and engage in civic and cultural activities.

It is to this purpose that the Scientific and Technological Directive in National Economic Reform initiate the further development and deployment of Internet energy systems across the country. To date the United States has yet to capitalize of this emerging source of the energy that will revolutionize the whole spectrum of energy consumption the world over. Government procrastination, denial, apathy and indifference have only confounded the American populace as to why the United Stats continually lags behind other industrialized countries in developing new renewable energy systems. Just take a look; in 2006 the European Union laid the groundwork for further development of this Internet technology for energy. Green technologies have all given rise to new medium of communications and infrastructure. It is in Europe and in Japan that have taken the lead in developing and the implementation of renewable green and Internet energy. meanwhile the US is stuck with our antiquated energy policies and infrastructure that still rely of fossil fuel. This is more than enough reason to implement National Economic Reform and it’s Science and Technology directives.

The second directive has to be the focus on enough clean fresh water being made available for every American and eliminate the prospect of another drought that caused irrevocable damage to this past summers harvested crops. Again, the United States has the technology to supply fresh water to areas where there are shortages. An intercontinental aqueduct that crisscrosses the country bringing water to areas that need it most is a priority that can’t wait any longer. To those skeptics that continue to say we can’t afford to spend billions of dollars to build the infrastructure that would accommodate this monumental undertaking forget one of the biggest reasons and purpose behind National Economic Reform and that is to have the United States regain it’s financial capabilities. If we constructed the oil pipeline from Alaska we can do likewise for water, our most precious natural resource.

The third directive concerns the eventuality of natural disasters. Earthquakes, tornados, hurricanes and major power outages all are facts of life. But what the United states must do to minimize the devastation caused is to have in place better warning systems, safer and sturdier construction that will be able to withstand any contingency that arises out of a natural catastrophe, and have in place relief efforts readily available so that another Katrina like episode will never happen again.

The fourth directive is already being considered by scientists the world over. To make what President Kennedy started become more of a reality for deep space travel and realistically transport men and equipment to distant planets space travel has to be reinvented sort of speaking. This is because our known laws of physics has only kept humanity very limited in space exploration. That is until now. It is this forth directive that will have far reaching implications to say the least.

We must remember that since the dawn of mankind man has always looked up to the heavens and pondered that ageless question whether we are alone or are there other life forms some where out in the Universe. From the first time man notices those shinning stars above we have become fascinated by the reality of what is really out there. Humanity has always pondered the possibilities of other life forms that could very possibly be inhabiting other worlds. Through-out history even before Ancient Egypt the question of was mankind influenced by Alien life forms has always sparked debate. Stonehenge is one example of just maybe mankind was assisted with the building of that monument. And, there are other all over the world that to this day cannot be explained using our present knowledge and technology.

The Roswell case and Area 51 come quickly when we think of Alien visitors. What happened that night in 1947 indicates that we may have just had a visit from some alien life form. To this day there are still conflicting reports of what actually occurred in Area 51. Is there still a cover up of what happened or is it all a hoax in an attempt to create more speculation of the existence of Alien life forms? It really is difficult to comprehend considering the vastness of space and the abundance of other galaxies to think that mankind on earth are the only life forms in the entire universe.

This fourth directive has to do with the facts that man by nature is inquisitive, always searching for meaning, answers to the what if’s, the facts of life’s existence and the answers to what really is out there in the cosmos. This has stirred the never ending pursuit to find the answers. Finding those answers lies with developing the technologies that would make it feasible to actually secure the knowledge of what the Universe holds for mankind.