Gary Johnson: What Clinton and Trump Won’t Tell You About Entitlements

Politicians are insulting Americans when they claim they want to balance the federal budget, but pledge to not touch programs like Social Security and Medicare. It can’t be done. To be precise, it can’t be done without committing taxpayers to massive entitlement spending increases in the future and a choice between tax increases to match or running up our national debt far beyond its current level of nearly $20 trillion.I’m not suggesting pulling the rug out from under those who depend on and have planned according to expected benefits from programs such as Social Security and Medicare. But can’t we just tell the truth, explain to the American people what needs to be done, and take modest steps that will secure those benefits for generations to come?

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