The presidential debates last week had a glaring hole, one that everyone should be concerned about.

I don’t know about you, but I watched all four hours of the presidential debates last week. I do sort of thrive on those things. But didn’t you think there was something missing? Something major that was not asked?

There was not one question from the moderators about fixing Social Security, or Medicare, or Medicaid, or our growing national debt. The Social Security “trust fund” is projected to be depleted in 16 years, just when the last boomer turns 71. Next year it will spend more than it takes in for the first time in nearly 40 years.

Medicare’s hospital insurance “trust fund” is expected to be depleted by 2026, when the first boomers hit 80. How can they talk about Medicare for All when Medicare for just the elderly is woefully underfunded? 

Whether you like his policies or not, Bernie Sanders needs a lesson in basic math, because so far, his numbers just do not add up. Trump’s don’t either. Must be something in the water.

Most everyone in D.C. could use a math lesson as well. I want to hear about their plans for Social Security other than the easy way out of taxing the rich. I want to hear about Medicaid, the federal deficit. Our current leaders, as well as past ones, have kicked the can down the road long enough. They need to get kicked in their butts with a dose of reality, and soon. 

Can’t wait for the next debate. Have a Happy 4th!