The Social Security Disability fund will run dry in 2016. What has caused this upcoming shortfall? Are there potential solutions? What about Michigan? What are the implications of the looming shortfall for the State? What is the “Right Thing to do” to address this major problem?
“Is There Accountability in the Federal Government?” Last year we heard about the issues in the VA health care system and the tragedy in Benghazi. Earlier this year it was the use of a private server by the Secretary of State, in violation of policy, and the hack of the IRS exposing the returns of 100,000 Americans. But that was just the tip of the iceberg. In just the past few weeks, we have heard about the failures of the TSA in screening passengers and their hiring practices, overpayments by the Social Security Administration and the hackers who made off with the personnel files of 2.1 million federal employees. Has the federal government held anyone accountable for these failures? Would the people responsible still be working for their employers if the failures occurred in the private sector? Can anything be done to improve the operations of the federal government? Is it time to hold people accountable for their incompetence? What is the “Right Thing to do?”