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Priebus: Trump doesn't want to 'meddle with Medicare or Social Security'
The Hill ^ | January 8, 2017 | Rebecca Savransky

Posted on 01/08/2017 5:03:09 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

Incoming White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus on Sunday suggested President-elect Donald Trump stands by his campaign vow not to cut Medicare.

"I don't think President-elect Trump wants to meddle with Medicare or Social Security," Priebus said on CBS's "Face The Nation."

"He made a promise in the campaign that that was something that he didn't want to do."

The president-elect does plan to grow the economy and help "shore up Medicare and Social Security for future generations," Priebus said.

"And if we can get 3 to 5, 6 percent growth, we'll do that," he said.

"And we'll explode the economy, and bring jobs back, and make trade more fair across the world, lower rates for everyone, and I think hopefully get businesses going again so people can put more money in their pocket."

During the presidential campaign, Trump said he did not want to change the popular program.

“I’m not going to cut Social Security like every other Republican, and I’m not going to cut Medicare or Medicaid,” Trump told the Daily Signal last year.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; Health/Medicine; Politics
KEYWORDS: entitlements; medicare; socialsecurity; trump
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1 posted on 01/08/2017 5:03:09 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

What about the nearly trillion dollars in cuts to Medicare that Obama made, to pretend that Obamacare was feasible???


2 posted on 01/08/2017 5:06:50 PM PST by originalbuckeye ("In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act." - George Orwell)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Trump may not want to do anything about entitlement programs but events may overtake him.


3 posted on 01/08/2017 5:08:13 PM PST by buckalfa (I am deplorable.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The first thing the ‘RATS mention when they trash Trump about their “wildly popular” ObamaCare is that MEDICARE relies on ObamaCare. They always manage to confuse MEDICARE with MEDICAID. Most snowflakes don’t know the difference.


4 posted on 01/08/2017 5:08:16 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (As long as tyranny exists, the Constitution and Bill of Right will never be "outdated" or "obsolete")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Unlike Obama who has gutted Medicare to pay for Obamacare.


5 posted on 01/08/2017 5:09:49 PM PST by Telepathic Intruder (The only thing the Left has learned from the failures of socialism is not to call it that)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Hey everybody, just run to the rising bow of the sinking ship.


6 posted on 01/08/2017 5:10:24 PM PST by Bullish (May as well just rename Hollywood--- Hypocrite city)
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To: originalbuckeye

Oh dont worry, I got it.

Paying the now TWENTY PERCENT co pay on my 84 year old mother’s colonoscopy, which comes to about 1,200, compared to 10 bucks 5 years ago.

As long as obama’s sons are covered, i’m happy to do it!

/EXTREMELY ANGRY SARCASM


7 posted on 01/08/2017 5:11:38 PM PST by dp0622 (The only thing an upper crust conservative hates more than a liberal is a middle class conservative)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Democrats always said Republicans would cut Medicare, but it was OBAMA who raided Medicare Advantage and took 800 billion to help fund his Obamacare dream. Now fewer medical providers take Medicare advantage because of the funding cut...

The rules are always different for Democrats. The consistent liars and deceivers.


8 posted on 01/08/2017 5:28:45 PM PST by Sasparilla (I 'm Not tired of Winning)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Trump will make wise decisions, I believe.


9 posted on 01/08/2017 5:32:15 PM PST by Ciexyz (After eight years of Obama, I can't afford to buy nothin'.)
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To: originalbuckeye

How about the 5 years with no COLA for SS...and the two years where they did raise them went entirely for Part B....right out of your check.


10 posted on 01/08/2017 6:07:58 PM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

You can go back to workfare without messing with anything.


11 posted on 01/08/2017 6:09:19 PM PST by A CA Guy (God Bless America, God Bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: buckalfa

Entitlements, including Medicare and SS, must be drastically, if slowly, reduced. I propose a 3% across-the-board reduction in all federal programs over a minimum 10-year period.


12 posted on 01/08/2017 6:12:41 PM PST by huckfillary
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To: dp0622

You are supposed to pay “20% of the Medicare-approved amount.” So, are you saying that medicare approves $1,200.00 and you pay 20% of that. I have additional retirement company insurance but I realize others do not... I hope you are not saying you paid $1,200.00.


13 posted on 01/08/2017 6:15:41 PM PST by Lagmeister ( false prophets shall rise, and shall show signs and wonders Mark 13:22)
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To: huckfillary

I paid into SS since 1964. I deserve what I get... I am glad you are not running things. Our problems do not come from those recipients who paid into the system. Better idea is that if you haven’t paid into SS for at least 30 consecutive years you get nothing. Do away completely with the disability scam.


14 posted on 01/08/2017 6:20:19 PM PST by Lagmeister ( false prophets shall rise, and shall show signs and wonders Mark 13:22)
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15 posted on 01/08/2017 6:29:50 PM PST by Wolfie
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To: huckfillary

It’s a ponzi scheme that has stripped money from American workers at every job their whole lives under a promise. They had no choice.


16 posted on 01/08/2017 6:30:19 PM PST by aMorePerfectUnion
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Rincey, just shut up.


17 posted on 01/08/2017 6:34:38 PM PST by MuttTheHoople (Yes, Liberals, I question your patriotism)
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To: MuttTheHoople
Rincey, just shut up.

I think he will be among the first fired by President DJT.

18 posted on 01/08/2017 6:41:34 PM PST by TChad (Propandists should not be treated like journalists.)
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To: Lagmeister

Those that have already paid into SS 30 years should get exactly wants been promised to them, period! NO benefit cuts, no increase in retirement age. Any pension cuts to those with 30 years or more of paying in should start in the federal employees and Congress critters pension systems.


19 posted on 01/08/2017 7:05:17 PM PST by GOPe Means Bend Over Spell Run (GO GALT - VOTE TRUMP!!!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Why is “meddling” used to describe everything these days?
20 posted on 01/08/2017 7:25:56 PM PST by seastay
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