Republican Congressman, Paul Ryan, is supposed to be a serious policy wonk for the Republican party. But what is his big idea? He wants to kill Social Security and Medicare? Why? Because Nazis are liberals and liberals are Nazis. Seriously. George W. Bush tried this scheme during his administration and it thankfully died a pretty quick death, just like millions of senior citizens would if these two programs were eliminated. Imagine what would have happened during the collapse of the stock market if millions of senior citizens had their Social Security invested in the stock market.
This is one of the worst ideas ever by the Republican party, but because they are ideologues, it keeps coming up. 96% of senior citizens on Medicare like it. I don't know the number for Social Security, but there's a reason Social Security is considered the third rail in political circles.