Yes. Federal unfunded liabilities exceed $127 trillion!
No. We can always just tax the rich!
This is kind of a biased poll, but it's true. Saying we're gonna tax the rich to pay off the debt is ridiculous. We need to boost tax revenue by slashing taxes and stimulating the economy, bring business back to America, while also cutting spending more than in half. Phase out of entitlement programs, cut military spending, get rid of departments we don't need and that can be privatized. Taxing the rich is not a solution.
These programs could have worked in the U.S. if they were funded properly from the get go. It is now, however, too late for America. Benefits will have to be slashed to a bare minimum or the country will go bankrupt (as did Detroit and potentially many other American cities as a result of the same liabilities). In Canada, our federal pension plan (CPP) is fully funded and will outlive the Baby Boomers (no unfunded liabilities unless the market completely tanks). This proves that it is possible with some planning. I am worried about what will happen to my American brothers and sisters when the money runs out and the food stamps stop coming.
The liabilities speak for themselves
It's not as simple as taxing the rich -- so this makes me think this is a pretty biased poll. However, if you raise or remove the payroll tax cap so someone making a billion dollars a year pays the same rate as someone making 100,000 a year, and it'll be solvent for a hell of a lot longer, if not forever. Obviously it needs to be tweaked, but far too many people depend on these programs for us to remove them or phase them out.
It's not unsustainable in theory, but you'd need to fix a lot of things to make it sustainable.
No, but our military spending is.
Given that they aren't entitlement programs since they're meant to help the needy, I would say this question is biased.