It certainly appears that I need to offer multiple apologies to Phil Henning, not only for getting his name wrong, but misinterpreting his comments. So I do apologize with no excuse other than acting to comment too quickly.
I thought he was commenting upon people on welfare almost intentionally. Clearly he knows that the law/regulations that keep men out of the homes is stupid and poorly designed. He correctly points out that compromises not only the mothers of the children, but the children themselves who grow up without a father. The rule is ridiculous, but my complaints and others’ have gone unaddressed.
I will say that I did not consider or include the cost of welfare with the cost of Social Security and Medicare. Clearly, when these are included, it blows the top off the federal budget. I know this personally, having administered the claim operations at two Medicare intermediaries in two different states. I left when I saw the corruption, but failed to become a “whistle blower.” A good friend did and he gained $16 million for the tip.
There is a huge problem with Medicare Part D now, which I will address in the future, but only an outright protest by taxpayers to Congress can stop it. If they don’t, it will kill both Medicare and Social Security for our children.
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Joseph M. Reichert