Skip to comments.Freep a Poll! (Should medicare, medicaid and SS be on the table for deficit reduction?)
Posted on 07/07/2011 5:32:28 PM PDT by dynachrome
Should changes to the major federal entitlement programs (Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security) be on the table as President Barack Obama and Republicans negotiate to reduce the deficit?
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EVERYTHING should be cut. This is like local goobermints threatening to cut cops, firemen, and teachers every time there’s a budget crunch.
Thanks for posting, I gotta go!
Yes, cut Congressional salaries first! How about foreign aid? And did the EPA really need a 34% increase on the last budget? Mmmmm? Social Security to me is not entirely an entitlement...I’ve paid thousands and thousands and thousands into it since I was 15.
2% not sure 8:32 PM EST
They did not mention all the wasteful government spending....so NO.
When they cut ‘all’ the waste then we’ll talk the other. Like the millions Reid sends to his state to errect buildings with his name on them etc.
People paid into SS. It’s not the Governments money regardless of how or not they managed it. Get rid of “all” the welfare fraud too...and all these freeloaders on disability. Then we’ll talk.
They’re just looking where the big bucks are that will hit all the people, instead of the billions they use for brownie points.
So a big NO!
NO the criminal Government stole money out of MY paycheck for SS,I do not give a damn what that worthless, shuffling Kenyan Idiot wants, this is America NOT his third world Chit Hole!
No. Young women currently receiving welfare checks, government housing, and food stamps are far more able to work than the elderly. When we’ve cut out welfare to young, healthy individuals, then we can care for the elderly and disabled, who are the ones that deserve to be cared for.
To obtain anywhere near a balanced budget and bring the total Federal deficit under control, a contraction of 35%-40% in Federal spending is going to be needed. That means some serious rethinking of ALL entitlement programs. If we don’t do it now it will be forced on us later with much more pain. Mathematics doesn’t lie. The FSA(Free Sh_t Army) will not be happy...
They shouldn’t lump the welfare cases (medicaid) in with Social Security and Medicare.
Didn’t think it would be this close. Wake up, folks. We’re broke.
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No citizen or lawful resident of the United States "deserves" anything from their Government except equal and impartial protection of their God-given rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
I'm sick and tired of people insisting to me that they (or their pet special interests) "deserve" a piece of the wages that I honestly earn each day.
Yes - 54%
No - 44%
Too dumb to know - 2%
Quit giving SS to people that have never paid into it and keep the governments sticky fingers out and maybe will have money for those who were forced to pay into it.
They could just ask those who are able to do so to pay their own doctor’s bills & prescriptions for at least two years for starters. I’m already doing that, and it would be okay with me.
So you're okay with Federal confiscation of private property (401k and IRA balances) after Congressional wages are equalized with Army wages?