Those living on social security have paid into that program their entire life. Social security is not an entitlement or a ponzi scheme. That money is theirs.
I am talking about millions of illegal aliens who are milking the system and did not pay into it. I am not against social security, but the founders of Social Security didn't envision people living to 90 years of age. The average person lived up into their early to mid sixties. Social Security was originally meant to help the most aged who could not work. It needs to be reformed and the age of elegibility needs to be increased AND illegal aliens need to purged from the roll so that we can preserve Social Security for the elderly Americans who paid into it and deserve it.
What the adminisration did was redefine "work" to include reading motivational books, getting a massage, and stuff like that.
As to welfare, definitely, yet numerous changes to requirements have made welfare far less susceptible to fraud. Contrary to Republican propaganda, Obama did not do away with the work requirement but made it easier for states to implement job training and other programs to substitute for real employment (or a move for state's rights), which will mean more people getting off welfare.
Sorry, this shows a gross ignorance to conditions in America.
You can go to any emergency room in the US and get care without insurance. You won't be turned away. And Americans with health care insurance end up getting stuck with the bill. That is how it works.
Triage, it is called. But it is not part of limiting care to the elderly, or "death panels," as many Republicans mistakenly stated.
No its not triage. Triage determines whose injuries are so fatal that they cannnot be saved by any medical procedure. Obamacare is different. It decides who is worth saving based on their relative worth to society. If you are too old, you have less inherent value than a strong young person who has potentially many, many years to contribute to the collective. The edlerly are seen as parasites and they are drain since they only consume and are too old to contribute. The bean counters in the gov't weigh the cost to the benefit and older people will have a harder time getting care than younger more productive people.
That is the morality of modern liberalism.