To the Editor:
Storms raged as I rolled and tossed in my sleeping bag after Betty ran me out of the house for snoring, I finally settled down and had “A Dream of Prophecy” that gave me hope for our future. My dream opened as I watched Herschel Roaden, World Renown Master Technician and Bob Terrell another prophetic dreamer in serious discussion at Joy’s restaurant.
Herschel is a great thinker and commented “First, Bob, we now agree to fix Social Security each person’s income should have 6.2 percent withdrawn for Social Security and 1.45 percent for Medicare.
The employer now matches that amount up to 118,500 in annual income. We must fix Social Security and Medicare by requiring individual to pay this .2 percent and 1.45 percent on all income.
The employer, however, would only pay the 6.2 percent income up to $118,500 and 1.4 percent for Medicare on all income. Periodically this $118,500 maximum income amount for deduction by employers could be raised to offset inflation.
Second, all members of the Federal, State and local governments and all working people would be included in Social Security Retirement and Medicare. This would become the foundation of our retirement system. We would all be on equal ground.”
Tears began to stream down Bob’s face as he fully embellished Herschel’s brilliant plan.
Herschel said quietly with resolve, “Bob we can’t stop now. We must fix affordable health care.” They both showed commitment and resolve and moved forward with unity of purpose.
Herschel suggested, “We believe all our people should be on equal ground on Social Security and now let’s get us on equal ground on health care!” Bob said, “We should follow your same decision on health care as you suggested on Social Security.
All members of the Federal, State, and local governments and all our people should be on the same type of medical insurance program.
There would no longer be any blue ribbon special insurance programs for politicians and big shots. We would all be on equal ground.” Herschel shouted amen saying, “We are there Bob, we are there.”
Suddenly as my dream was ending the sun began to brightly shine and the “Heavenly Choir began to sing, “Oh, what a beautiful morning, oh what a beautiful day, I’ve got a beautiful feeling, everything’s going our way.” Betty opened the back door and gently led me in from the doghouse.
Postscript (I hope Herschel and Bob will have the famous Scientist Herman Moore join their next meeting and take on “Global Warming.” Wow!