If so, we are in far bigger trouble than all want to admit. What happened to that $787 billion in stimulus dollars that have NEVER come out of the subsequent budgets submitted by this “big spender”? From a $3 trillion plus budget we can’t cut $100 billion? Medicare and Social Security must not be treated as part of their general spending budget. Those two programs have designated revenue stream. We cannot allow the politicians to continue with the combining Medicaid with the Medicare program when speaking. They are separate programs. If Medicare needs more funds, raise the tax rates. Let’s force these politicians to deal with their vote buying schemes. I know we must force the truth from these guys in DC, if you and I have had to adjust our living standards by far more than 3%…..surely these bloodsuckers in D C can as well.