Make politicians pay fair share
Please refer to the article about Rep. Grijalva in the Feb. 1 issue of the Yuma Sun. I make no allegations nor accusations about him nor to the author of the article.
“But he (Grijalva) pointed out several rounds of cuts that have already saved trillions of dollars.” Fellow Americans, there were none; perhaps a few that saved billions (3 less zeroes!!).
He said, “Social Security ... is a trust fund that's separate,” in an early paragraph. Later, his proposals include, “... lifting the Social Security cap, allowing high earners to pay more ...” If it's a ‘separate' fund, raising the cap is irrelevant.
“People make the presumption that nothing has been done up to this point,” he said. It is not a presumption: the Democratic Senate has not passed a budget in years.
The article concluded with, “... it took 15 years to get in the hole.” He does not mention that the “hole” tripled in the last four years.
I finally advise him that to “reduce spending somewhere,” he consider this: reduce by 25 percent the pensions of presidents, vice-presidents, congressmen, justices, all appointed federal judges and Cabinet members, so these high earners pay their fair share. They are all rich and don't need the money.