Since we recently learned Social Security is even more financially decrepit than previously estimated, let’s cheer ourselves up with a couple of cartoons.
This first one is a pretty good assessment of what’s going to happen in a few years if we don’t see reform. Think about what’s happening in Europe, if you don’t have a good imagination.
This cartoon covers the same topic, but looks at how an aging population is going to create unsustainable fiscal demands.
There are solutions, of course, but don’t hold your breath waiting for them to be implemented.
Incidentally, you may recognize the artistic style in the second cartoon. It’s by Ramirez. Here are links to some of his other cartoons that I found especially worthwhile: Here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, and here.