Originally Posted by scollins
...The current Social Security, Medicaid and Medicare programs are already on track to bankrupt this country, so what's covering another 35 million people?
Which begs the question. How does Germany do it? Their social programs are better than ours, they pay their manufacturing workers more (a lot more, $50 an hour compared to $30 in the United States -- pay, taxes and benefits), yet they are the second largest exporter the world. And while their budget is not pretty, it is certainly a lot better looking that ours.