The only good thing about this year was its hindsight.
When I was a kid, while driving with my mom and dad, to go visit relatives or friends, I would imagine that I was controlling a remote control car behind us to pass the time. I would imagine that the the deflectors on the highway had microchips and that they would help guide my RC car from other traffic. I would imagine it taking turns and passing other cars and making it go at high speeds. Those microchips in the highway, that were powered by solar panels that were attached to the median, or maybe the medians were made of solar panels on the top, with wires that led to a battery pack underneath the concrete highway would make that technology self sufficient. It’s funny because we now have those autonomous cars with brain chips that could read microchips that if they were on the highway, could probably prevent accidents and guide those autonomous cars safely. I think it would be a great idea, if feasible, to probably do something like that. You could probably even team up with some high tech companies that are willing to come up with the tech to offset the costs and they would in turn lease there tech to the big car companies for a certain amount of time until the tech became public domain. This would save the government, more to the point, the tax payers money and boost the economy. I guess I’m saying that it’s time for infrastructure to catch up with the modern world.
The easiest way to fix social security is by combining it with CMS (Medicare) and then going to a medicare for all system. The money involved will make Social Security solvent permanently and it would reduce the costs of medical insurance as well as boost the economy because it will put money in the tax holders hands and they would spend it on consumer goods. It would mean getting rid of insurance companies that are constantly in the top ten of the fortune 500 companies but I’m sure other companies will take their spots.
Not only will this work, it will eventually increase what you receive in Soc. Sec. retirement when you hit 65. With the current system, you might not receive anything when you are 65 but the fortune 500 companies will still be getting 30 million payouts for their CEO’s with golden parachutes and retiring on their yachts and villas. This is only my opinion but I don’t think death should be profitable.
The President that fixes Soc. Sec. will be guaranteed to be listed as one of the top three President’s to ever serve. It’s one of the heftiest tasks ever to be undertaken and will guarantee his/her legacy as it will guarantee Americans the financial security they paid for. If you look at history, the top two Presidents, Lincoln and Washington, the only two Presidents to serve in a ground war on American soil are almost impossible to surpass but the person that brings this country to financial solvency is guaranteed spot three.
From the magazine Fortune that prints the fortune 500 list, coming at number 7, drum roll please….
The nation’s largest health insurer fired on all cylinders in 2019, with a 7% increase in revenues that brought the company to a total of $242 billion. Its UnitedHealthcare division grew by $10 billion last year, but the insurer’s real not-so-secret weapon continued to be its Optum unit, which provides an array of health care services including data analytics and pharmacy benefits management. Optum revenues climbed 12% year-over-year to $113 billion. UnitedHealth Group also has considerable ambitions for its Medicare Advantage business, which had its best-ever enrollment last year, adding 325,000 elderly Americans.