Some “conservatives” have said that we can’t afford Social Security. One reason may be that our government has been spending one third of the Social Security revenue on other programs since Ronald Reagan. The share of taxes paid by corporations and the wealthy is now half of what it was in the 1980’s. The Wall family billionaires have been working for the permanent repeal of the estate tax. It expired this year. This year, one billionaire’s estate of eight billion dollars owes nothing to the government. We also have tax loopholes for hedge fund managers. One manager made four billion dollars last year and only had to pay 15% tax. Corporations and the very wealthy have successfully shifted the burden of taxes to the endangered middle class. Who will pay for our 2010 military spending of one trillion dollars?