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To: expat2

I think he has agreed to reduce the cost-of-living adjustments in SS.

Big whoop, I got a cola this year, first in two or three
and it was a gigantic EIGHT DOLLARS. Now I’m not gonna turn
it down but really...


33 posted on 12/19/2012 3:24:32 PM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: tet68
A 1.7 percent increase in social security benefits can easily be waived, except that Medicare went up.

1. Pass a bill in the House extending the tax cuts permanently. As part of this same bill remove Federal income taxes on social security benefits paid to retirees (just those who have paid into the system).I have never understood why we spend our entire working lives into social security, and then the government demands we pay taxes on what we paid them, as required by law
2. Pass a budget in the House,including the above, that freezes levels of spending at the present level for the next fiscal year,that can only be adjusted with a two-thirds majority vote in both houses for any increase.
4. Once the above is done, pay for a prime time press conference, with the Speaker of the House, and the Minority Leader of the Senate addressing the nation directly. In this press conference demand to know why the President and Harry Reid want to raise taxes on all Americans in these difficult times, why Harry Reid and the President want to tax old people's benefits under social security, why Harry Reid has refused to bring the last two House passed budgets up for a vote in the Senate, and why the President has insisted upon spending over 10 trillion dollars that the nation does not have, but has had to borrow.
5. Then, if Harry Reid refuses to let the Senate vote on the above passed bills, adjourn the House and run political messages daily throughout the Christmas season demanding that the Senate live up to its responsibility under the Constitution to pass a budget, and asking why they want to go over the fiscal cliff and destroy the economy.
42 posted on 12/19/2012 3:56:19 PM PST by Yulee (Village of Albion)
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