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Tuesday, April 28, 2009

3-yr-old To Obama: Give Me Back My Future


2004 version was this:





Latest Data
National Center For Policy Analysis, 2009-06 (present value of infinite horizon)
  • $17.5T - Social Security
  • $36.7T - Medicare Part A
  • $37.0T - Medicare Part B
  • $15.6T - Medicare Part D (Bush's prescription drug benefit)
Concord Coaltion Facing Facts 2009-08 (present value of 75-year horizon)
  • $7.7T - Social Security
  • $13.8T - Medicare A (hospital stays)
  • $24.4T - Medicare B+D (medical + drugs)

Public Pension Promises: How Big are They and What are They Worth?
  • $3.2T - state and local pensions
Statistical Abstract of the U.S.
2008 Financial Report of the United States Government
  • $5.3T -  federal civilian and military retiree benefits
Obligation of each of America's 307M people:
  • $25,000 - Social Security
  • $45,000 - Medicare A (hospital stays)
  • $79,000 - Medicare B+D (medical + drugs)
  • $10,00 - state and local pensions
  • $4,000 - state and local debt
  • $17,000 - federal retiree benefits
  • $38,000 - Federal debt
  • $218,000 - TOTAL