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Obama to offer Social Security cuts in new budget in exchange for tax hikes
Hotair ^ | 04/05/2013 | Ed Morrissey

Posted on 04/05/2013 9:22:29 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

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To: oh8eleven
AARP just supports and/or advocates for the ones that give them the biggest kickbacks.

Which is why I avoid doing business with any firm which AARP promotes, AARP branded or not.

61 posted on 04/05/2013 3:09:44 PM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: JCBreckenridge

This whole bag of SS has been turned into nothing but a government scavenger bag. Cut off any and all who did not put anything as much as a penny into SS. Sorry for any, including children and elderly who didn’t give a dime or squat about getting what was taken from somebody else. Make these people subject to an out in the open welfare program. Give the people paying in today reasonable/market return on their money put into the system as was the original promise. Admit it, government has conned and cheated SS payees to get political power through votes. Where is any honest elected official on this societal sore?


62 posted on 04/05/2013 3:09:51 PM PDT by noinfringers2
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To: Vigilanteman
Which is why I avoid doing business with any firm which AARP promotes
You and me both.
63 posted on 04/05/2013 3:19:27 PM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: SeekAndFind
Now that everything has double and tripled in cost in the past 10 years, reduce Social Security for the elderly..

Meanwhile tens of millions of illegals aliens choke off our welfare, social, services, medical care etc....

yuk yuk

64 posted on 04/05/2013 4:48:26 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: skimbell

I just went over to DU after you suggested it. WOW! They are on the rampage with Obama. Now they are saying Bernie Sanders 2016.....lol. This was the first time that Obama is getting some real negativity. I hope this continues. Democrats are PISSED!!!!


65 posted on 04/05/2013 5:33:24 PM PDT by napscoordinator (Santorum-Bachmann 2016 for the future of the Country!)
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To: SeekAndFind
Actually, Social Security is NOT the drag on the budget deficit... Not adequate revenue... PERIOD!
66 posted on 04/05/2013 5:44:41 PM PDT by USMCreconn
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To: Venturer

Yep. It’s a trap.


67 posted on 04/05/2013 8:33:43 PM PDT by Winstons Julia (Hello OWS? We don't need a revolution like China's; China needs a revolution like OURS.)
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To: opentalk
many elderly receiving SS never worked, or worked very little, yet have been collecting for yrs and yrs...lets face that fact...

feel sorry for us not quite to retirement age...we've paid the full SS on all our income for 35-45 yrs....and what will we get??.....

68 posted on 04/05/2013 9:14:04 PM PDT by cherry
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To: CSM
you can call SS anything you want....money was deducted from our paychecks for decades with the expressed idea of having something at retirement age....

govt employees with their fat defined pensions can willingly give up their pensions but please, nobody has the right to tell we the workers aren't going to get what we put in for....most of us don't have fat govt pensions or even private pensions...SS is it....

is it a broken system?..of course..because we have too many collecting who never worked, who are illegals or even new legal immigrants, and then the odious bad back SSDI people who have taken full benefits all their lives.....no wonder we're broke...but for Gods sake don't blame the people who've given their all...

69 posted on 04/05/2013 9:22:19 PM PDT by cherry
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To: SeekAndFind
Boehner is a socialist sell out and can go to hell!!!

Eliminate welfare, medicaid food stamps, and subsidized housing plus fire all federal employees that administer those programs with no increase I taxes~!

70 posted on 04/05/2013 9:32:29 PM PDT by dalereed
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To: SeekAndFind

I wonder how all those obama votin’ gen exers and milliniums, or whatever they’re called, are going to like seeing their taxes go up and their bring home go down, while at the same time their parents’ and grandparents’ checks get cut.

A little pain for everyone. woo hoo!


71 posted on 04/05/2013 9:48:24 PM PDT by Terry Mross (This country will fail to exist in my lifetime. And I'm gettin' up there in age.)
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To: SeekAndFind; All

What would best save Social Security would be to restore the “wage cap” at the 90% level as agreed to by a joint R and D group during the Reagan Admin in 1983. Since upper level wages have risen much faster than low level wages, and the wage cap was apparently indexed to inflation, by 1995 the cap level was hovering around the 85% level, more recently it has dropped as low as the 82% level.

All Obama would need to do is remind Republicans of this bi-partisan agreement, and restore the 90% level. This would not be a tax increase, it would just be keeping an agreement.


72 posted on 04/06/2013 12:03:51 AM PDT by gleeaikin
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To: ryan71; All

Or farm subsidies to big farmers who are collecting on land that never was and never will be in production.


73 posted on 04/06/2013 12:05:11 AM PDT by gleeaikin
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To: SeekAndFind

Wow. I’m waiting to hear the Democrats and everyone else who threw a hissy fit when Bush wanted to reform SS rise up in anger against this proposal.


74 posted on 04/06/2013 3:47:46 AM PDT by 3catsanadog (I love my country; I don't like its government)
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To: SeekAndFind
The cuts to Medicare look like actual cuts, and perhaps even more significant, use means testing to generate revenues, a strategy that both parties have avoided in order to maintain the illusion that Medicare (and Social Security, which acts as a qualifier) aren’t welfare programs.

Social Security and Medicare are NOT welfare programs.

I bought and paid for my Social Security and Medicare benefits. Can a Food Stamp recipient say the same?

75 posted on 04/06/2013 7:22:12 AM PDT by upchuck (Free Republic: faster than a speeding bullet!)
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To: SeekAndFind
cut the funds to the people that helped build America and keep it safe so it can give it to the useless eaters multiplying like RATS on welfare... wonderful
76 posted on 04/06/2013 7:37:52 AM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: JCBreckenridge

Then give me back the $183,000 I paid in and return the employer’s share to them.

I’ll handle my own retirement funds.

Regards


77 posted on 04/10/2013 8:22:10 AM PDT by Smoke6 (And a man said to the Universe, Sir I exist! To which the Universe replied "So what.")
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To: Smoke6

How about you make participation voluntary?

Where’s that 183k going to come from? Us.

Make it voluntary and go from there.


78 posted on 04/10/2013 8:45:13 AM PDT by JCBreckenridge (Texas is a state of mind - Steinbeck)
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To: upchuck

So why don’t you let all of us opt out and then see where your ss benefits come from?

It’s a ponzi scheme.


79 posted on 04/10/2013 8:45:56 AM PDT by JCBreckenridge (Texas is a state of mind - Steinbeck)
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To: cherry

Is theft ok if you’re the beneficiary?


80 posted on 04/10/2013 8:46:55 AM PDT by JCBreckenridge (Texas is a state of mind - Steinbeck)
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