The Time of the Long Knives

Representative Paul Ryan, chairman of the House Budget committee, is expected to release his 10-year budget plan. Supposedly it will do three things. First it will freeze the federal budget to the 2008 level. Second, it will include a major overhaul of federal entitlement programs. Third, it will cut $4Trillion dollars out of the budget over 10 years.

It’s about time.

If that second item occurs, Mrs. Crucis and I WILL be affected. We’re both retired and receive Social Security money.  We’re not old enough for Medicare. I’d prefer to retain my health insurance, if possible, from my old employer.  It’s much better, although much more expensive, than Medicare.

I haven’t seen Ryan’s proposal yet. I think I’ll wait until I can hear the lib screaming here in my basement office.

In the mean time, here’s a little something by Bob Gorrell for your viewing pleasure.