Spending when the math's not there and the numbers aren't there and if they look in the social security trust fund, it's filled with IOUs because the government's been pilfering it for years on end. We have to do something. We have to start having this discussion.
Don't try to be somebody you're not because it doesn't work. If you try to be this perfect person or perfect persona of what you think that somebody should be when they're involved in public office, it's just not going to work. Just be yourself, stay true to your core values, and really just stay abreast of the issues.
And that’s the one thing that people do not understand is that we have very low interest rates and if those go back to historical levels or even go back to scary thoughts that they’re back in the late ’70s, early ’80s, then that’s going to really be hard to actually pay off those debts. It’s going to be a – it’s going to be a very big problem.
You know, even people who talk about cutting spending and they go ‘That’s not the spending that I was actually talking about that you’re supposed to be cutting.’ Well, we have to be looking across the board.
I would hope that we could have this in an adult fashion and stop demagogueing the issue anytime you talk about any substantive reforms that will actually save social security and save Medicare and save the system from imploding on itself.