It is said that our wretched national debt will lead to a crisis for Social Security Disability by 2021. It is said that it will lead to a crisis for Social Security in general by 2030. If this is true, what will U.S. politicians do about it? I don’t know. Probably something morally questionable (or wrong).
Are they still disinclined to radically reform the welfare state? Have they considered issuing vouchers to the poor and middle class for nursing-home costs—after abolishing problematic Medicaid, I mean? Is there any interest in providing the so-called “universal basic income”—say, $13,000 a year—to every adult citizen?
Don’t think crises won’t come. We all know, for example, they are coming apropos of people with dementia and their families.