One of the primary reasons why Americans are losing so much faith – and never regaining it – has a lot to do with the cynical abuse heaped upon the masses by the governing elite and, in particular, not being able to get an honest answer from our politicians.
Consider the issue of Social Security.
For years non-partisan agencies that serve Congress have been sounding alarms that, over the long term and based on today’s rules of taxation and financing, Social Security and Medicare as we know it are not sustainable, as even the Social Security Administration has pointed out recently:
Social Security’s Disability Insurance (DI) Trust Fund now faces an urgent threat of reserve depletion, requiring prompt corrective action by lawmakers if sudden reductions or interruptions in benefit payments are to be avoided. Beyond DI, Social Security as a whole as well as Medicare cannot sustain projected long-run program costs under currently scheduled financing.
We must not have a ‘need to know’
And yet, as Myra Adams points out in this National Review Online piece in July, no one on the 2016 presidential campaign trail is talking about this.
In fact, no one on Capitol Hill is talking about this, either – at least, not publicly. Though the SSA itself has warned lawmakers to act “sooner rather than later” to address Social Security’s and Medicare’s “structural shortfalls,” there is silence from Congress and the White House, none of whom will have to rely on either program due to generous self-voted congressional and presidential pensions.
Instead, as Myra Adams noted, Social Security recipients are quietly notified on their benefits statements that funding for the program cannot be sustained past a certain year and, as such, benefits are likely to be reduced by as much as one-third in the coming years.
Have you heard any lawmaker or the president talk about this?
Then there is the issue of government lying about, or covering up, data that would otherwise benefit Americans. As reported by Natural News editor Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, in July, the “vaunted” Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently held meetings with vaccine scientists to find a way to destroy evidence linking vaccines to higher rates of autism in African Americans.
Mike Adams noted that Rep. Bill Posey, R-Fla., spoke out recently about CDC science fraud as related to him by an agency scientist, Dr. William Thompson. Mike Adams’ piece is here.
A host of lies and scandals
These revelations were first reported by fearless independent investigative journalist Sharyl Attkisson, formerly of CBS News.
She reported July 29:
A current Centers for Disease Control (CDC) senior scientist has made an unprecedented admission: he and his colleagues–he says– committed scientific misconduct to cover up a meaningful link between vaccines and autism in black boys.
Just as startling, the CDC scientist, Dr. William Thompson, says the study co-authors “scheduled a meeting to destroy documents related to the study. The remaining four co-authors all met and brought a big garbage can into the meeting room, and reviewed and went through all the hardcopy documents that we had thought we should discard, and put them into a huge garbage can.”
These are just two examples, though they are egregious. Consider also that government in recent years has lied about, or covered up, massive surveillance by the National Security Agency, abuse of taxpayers and 501(c)(3) and (4) tax-exempt organizations, Obamacare, the details surrounding the Benghazi incident, the “Fast and Furious” gun-walking operation in Mexico and the impact of illegal immigration.
It’s no wonder Americans have virtually no confidence in their government.