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View Poll Results: Do you support major cuts to Social Security and Medicare?
Yes and I lean right 13 27.08%
No and I lean right 8 16.67%
Yes and I lean left 4 8.33%
No and I lean left 23 47.92%
Voters: 48. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 05-24-2011, 02:14 PM
 
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Both programs should have the age of eligibility gradually raised. For Medicare, seniors should pay slightly more for co-pays and premiums. Those small tweaks now will greatly improve the finances of those two important and popular programs.
Why should middle and lower classes pay more for healthcare when the taxes on the wealthy could be raised slightly and the military budget cut slightly to balance the budget?

As anybody can plainly see for themselves here.

http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2...s-graphic.html
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Old 05-24-2011, 02:15 PM
 
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Why should middle and lower classes pay more for healthcare when the taxes on the wealthy could be raised slightly and the military budget cut slightly to balance the budget?
I never said they shouldn't.
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Old 05-24-2011, 02:19 PM
 
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I never said they shouldn't.
The point is. There is no need to cut those programs to balance the budget.



Another point not intended for you personally.

For those that are sooo sad, and crying about how mean the USA is to it's rich people....please go here and look what rich people normally were taxed at in the past.

And cry me river.


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Old 05-24-2011, 02:21 PM
 
Location: OCEAN BREEZES AND VIEWS SAN CLEMENTE
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Hell no. Absolutely cut politicians pay before anything else. Stop sending money to all these different Countries for this and that, it never stops, take care of our own before all others. We should matter first before any other Country. And the needs of Americans should be first and foremost.
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Old 05-24-2011, 02:25 PM
 
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Hell no. Absolutely cut politicians pay before anything else. Stop sending money to all these different Countries for this and that, it never stops, take care of our own before all others. We should matter first before any other Country. And the needs of Americans should be first and foremost.
Well you're about 2% of the way there...when you get into serious money let us know.
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Old 05-24-2011, 02:26 PM
 
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The point is. There is no need to cut those programs to balance the budget.



Another point not intended for you personally.

For those that are sooo sad, and crying about how mean the USA is to it's rich people....please go here and look what rich people normally were taxed at in the past.

And cry me river.


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Social Security doesn't add to the deficit yet, but Medicare/Medicaid does already and would only get worse. We need to do what I said and have the rich pay more and cut military spending.
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Old 05-24-2011, 02:27 PM
 
Location: Houston, Tx
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People should have an option to opt out of these programs and not have their taxes deducted to fund these programs. For the money that is taken out of our paycheckes we could do a much better job of investing it and see a better return. If we were allowed to put some of that return into medical savings accounts (tax free) we would do far better than those people on medicare.
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Old 05-24-2011, 02:27 PM
 
Location: Fredericktown,Ohio
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I am 52 and I know I will never see a dime, they should be honest and stop taking my money via pay roll.
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Old 05-24-2011, 02:27 PM
 
Location: Long Island
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the rich pay most of the taxes as it is

the top 50% of earners pays 97% of the federal income taxes collected
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Old 05-24-2011, 02:30 PM
 
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the rich pay most of the taxes as it is

the top 50% of earners pays 97% of the federal income taxes collected
You just have no clue. They give you dishonest half-truths and you come here to CD and act like you know something.

Income tax is less than half of Federal revenues.....Payroll tax which all working Americans pay, brings in as much money as income tax.

They wanted you to go around posting "income" tax only statistics because it makes middle class and the poor look like they don't pay taxes.

http://www.taxpolicycenter.org/taxto...rentlaw1_7.gif
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