What I heard from the Democrats in their convention speeches tonight:

  • Global warming is an urgent problem because it will put us under water in a hundred years, but we don’t care that Social Security and Medicare will be bankrupt within a couple of decades.

(According to the programs’ trustees’ own numbers, Social Security will be bankrupt by 2019 or 2034, depending on how you count it; Medicare by 2028, “two years earlier than projected in last year’s report”.)

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