Social Security and Medicare taxes are not in a lock box. The wisdom of the Democrats and Republicans has been to raid these sources of income to pay for other government expenditures. The Treasury just' s writes a I.O.U. and adds the expense to the debt. I agree with you 100% on the wreck-less policy of involvement in other countries wars and the spending of money to prop up despots, dictators and crooked regimes. We have borrowed cheap money in the past, now that interest rates are rising, the cost of refinancing our debt is costing more. The only racial bigotry I have seen on this forum comes from the left mainly. All I see from your side are policies of destruction and a hatred of the Constitution.