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Old Today, 08:50 AM
 
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Sounda good to me.... let these maga retirees/boomers pay for the deficits from billionaire and corporate tax cuts with cuts to their benefits. This Gen Xer never planned on seeing Medicare or SS when he retired anyways

Something tells me trump won't be campaigning on this though

https://news.yahoo.com/trump-says-ma...201130207.html

https://www.forbes.com/sites/teresag...rve-the-beast/

https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2019...ederal-deficit
First, you need to learn a very basic fact, deficits ONLY come from spending.
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Old Today, 08:51 AM
 
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I agree with BeerGeek.....reform is needed. My concern has always been that it be done thoughtfully, such as a tiered system or perhaps extending the age where you can first take full benefits. I'm concerned that reforms if not done thoughtfully will disparately impact lower income folks.
Change the age is way to go. Its way too early! IMO, SS should set full retirement at life expectancy less 5 years, with an auto reset every decade based on same criteria.
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Old Today, 08:51 AM
 
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Trump is governing like a typical Republican who hates the disabled, the elderly, the sick and the poor. His talk about everyone getting healthcare and the government is going to pay for it was just a big fat lie, just like he lies everyday.
There has probably never been a president as bad as Trump that tells so many lies, flip flops, and con jobs.
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Old Today, 08:53 AM
 
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There has probably never been a president as bad as Trump that tells so many lies, flip flops, and con jobs.
Other than the one before him.
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Old Today, 08:54 AM
 
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T is a puppet of the Republican Party. They've been wanting to cut so called entitlements since when? I remember Ryan getting a gleeful expression and joy in his eyes whenever he mentioned cutting SS. Hard to say where T stands anymore on anything, though. He does 360's every day.
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Old Today, 08:55 AM
 
Location: Denver, CO
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We pretty much have an open wallet when it comes to the military and expensive wars.
You never ever see the politicians talk about how much the wars costs.

But when it comes to caring for the disabled,maimed and mentally ill coming back from these wars, all of a sudden costs matter.
I guess you've never heard of Ron Paul.
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Old Today, 08:57 AM
 
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Why doesn't anyone focus on the out of control COSTS of "healthcare" in the United States?

Why isn't there any talk of cutting Medicaid. Our country spends more for welfare medical costs that it does for retiree medical. Seems as if Medicaid should be the first thing to go.
They will never attack the cost of healthcare because the Pharma and Insurance Lobbyists give billions to politicians to keep it that way. You need to cut the head off the snake (lobbyists) before you can fix the problem.

Politicians attacking the high cost of healthcare is them attacking the hand that feeds them.
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Old Today, 09:01 AM
 
Location: USA
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Government employee pensions at all levels are the real budget killers - make them go away and put them into social security like the rest of us. any so called double dippers can be shot at sunrise. Problem solved.
^^^^^THIS! Most States have UNFUNDED public pension liabilities due to way out of market salaries, benefits and pensions for government employees. The Feds just run up the deficit an debt more each year. It needs to stop, and personnel cuts across every level of government need to take place.

I've paid huge amounts into Social Security and Medicare my entire career. I should get my money back with interest!
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Old Today, 09:01 AM
 
Location: United States
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Another thread that is nothing but a complete lie.

The deranged Trump haters keep pushing lies because it's all they have.
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Old Today, 09:02 AM
 
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Please come back in a conscious state.


No one is going to take away anyone's SS and medicare.


Stop believing democrat socialist propaganda!!!!!! Ryan nor any other republican is going to push granny off a cliff.


It makes perfect sense to change the rules and will only impact those whose career has barely started.


Stop the propaganda induced hysteria!


Don't vote for trump, enjoy being taxed to pay for illegal aliens medical coverage, housing, legal fees and education. You are the benefactor to all the free stuff Trump's opponents have promised to deliver.
So as usual, attack the young and poor while the ones that rode the gravy train get off scott free.
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