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Social Security, Medicare facing cuts in Obama budget [Democrats Hate Old People]
Tampa Bay Times ^ | 4/4/13

Posted on 04/05/2013 5:14:38 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper

President Barack Obama next week will take the political risk of formally proposing cuts to Social Security and Medicare in his annual budget in an effort to demonstrate his willingness to compromise with Republicans and revive prospects for a long-term deficit-reduction deal, administration officials say.

In a significant shift in fiscal strategy, Obama on Wednesday will send a budget plan to Capitol Hill that departs from the usual presidential wish list that Republicans typically declare dead on arrival. Instead it will embody the final compromise offer that he made to Speaker John Boehner late last year, before Boehner abandoned negotiations in opposition to the president's demand for higher taxes from wealthy individuals and some corporations.

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TOPICS: Breaking News; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 0carenightmare; budget; deathpanels; entitlements; liar; medicarecuts; obamalies; socialsecuritycuts
Obama really must hate old people.
1 posted on 04/05/2013 5:14:38 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: SoFloFreeper

The clown has ALREADY broken the law by not turning jn the budget on time.


2 posted on 04/05/2013 5:21:54 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: SoFloFreeper

He doesn’t, Medicare has already been cut, they’re already paying higher co-pays and it won’t pay enough for cancer treatment and the death panel haven’t even started.


3 posted on 04/05/2013 5:22:46 AM PDT by tiki
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To: SoFloFreeper

This is another trap set for republicans. More taxes and only cutting entitlements for seniors is a losing proposition for 2014.

Notice how the dems never propose cutting food stamps and welfare programs for their plantation dwellers.


4 posted on 04/05/2013 5:26:34 AM PDT by dforest (I have now entered the Twilight Zone.)
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To: tiki

And how. I just saw my bill from the ER. Medicare only paid 10% of the ‘usual’ charge. That won’t continue very long.


5 posted on 04/05/2013 5:27:13 AM PDT by firebasecody (Orthodoxy, proclaiming the Truth since AD 33)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Cut SS and Medicare, and raise taxes. Most of the retirees will be forced to sell their homes in order to survive and pay the medical costs. Surplus of vacant homes will drive the market down (again - if you really believe it’s coming back up). Obama hates old people and anyone not on welfare.


6 posted on 04/05/2013 5:30:38 AM PDT by fivecatsandadog (Let's not be so open-minded that our brains fall out.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

“You want cuts, I’ll give you cuts. You’ll get your cuts and they’ll blame you.”

And they will and the Dems will skate again. As always.

Makes me wonder why I bother?


7 posted on 04/05/2013 5:36:54 AM PDT by autumnraine (America how long will you be so deaf and dumb to thoe tumbril wheels carrying you to the guillotine?)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Medicare isn’t what needs cutting. OBAMACARE is what needs cutting.

There is no way they can cut enough from Medicare to pay forn 100,000 people that Obamacare has to hire just to explain the 63 pages they need fill out to to ask for it.

Not to mention the IRS agents needed to steal the money from us to pay for it, and the thousands needed to sit on the death panels.

They want to save money do away with this crazed government takeover of medicine.


8 posted on 04/05/2013 5:39:12 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: tiki

There’s no such thing as a free lunch. Let this be a lesson...save more for catastrophic care later in life.


9 posted on 04/05/2013 5:40:26 AM PDT by Wolfie
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To: Wolfie
There’s no such thing as a free lunch.
Really? You're suggesting that Medicare is free?
10 posted on 04/05/2013 5:46:50 AM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: firebasecody

Yep, not three weeks ago got an over 3,000 dollar charge from a hospital I have never gotten a charge from, and have had far more expensive procedures in the past. The only difference, Obama care and 2013. Can’t wait for 2014 when things really kick in. By that time no one but the indigent will be able to afford the emergency room.

...and when that happens, the emergency room will go broke and it won’t take long.


11 posted on 04/05/2013 5:49:28 AM PDT by wita
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To: SoFloFreeper

No.

He just hates old people who worked all their lives, paid Social Security, got a pension from their employers or invested money wisely.

Obama or his puppeteers are a whole lot smarter than the GOP leadeership who will probably go for this robbery.

They did the same thing under Bush II with the Patriot Act and the “Department of Homeland Security”!!!


12 posted on 04/05/2013 5:58:44 AM PDT by ZULU (See: http://gatesofvienna.net/)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Even Stalin’s propagandists would admire how that second paragraph is written. Obama is so reasonable in the face of the Republican zealots who want to protect the wealthy and corporations.


13 posted on 04/05/2013 6:05:52 AM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: SoFloFreeper

Sure he and the pols have to cut SSI because it’s the only program the Feds administer that is still in the black even though they are attaching every welfare program they can to it.


14 posted on 04/05/2013 6:13:29 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: SoFloFreeper

Obama already stole medicare funds to pay for obamacare-—now he’s going to call this a “cut”. What a lying piece of crap.


15 posted on 04/05/2013 6:18:34 AM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: SoFloFreeper
Great! Yesterday was my 66th birthday and I started Social Security Retirement. My first check will be on the second Wednesday of May.

I wonder if I will even see one of them?

16 posted on 04/05/2013 6:19:54 AM PDT by Redleg Duke ("Madison, Wisconsin is 30 square miles surrounded by reality.", L. S. Dryfus)
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To: Uncle Chip

“Sure he and the pols have to cut SSI because it’s the only program the Feds administer that is still in the black even though they are attaching every welfare program they can to it.”

SSI stands for “Social Security’s Supplemental Security Income”. It is a welfare program for very poor SS recipients.

I think you just meant SS...


17 posted on 04/05/2013 6:26:44 AM PDT by babygene ( .)
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To: Venturer

I call it OBAMASCARE


18 posted on 04/05/2013 6:30:38 AM PDT by ncpatriot
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To: Redleg Duke
I wonder if I will even see one of them?

Report back and let us know. I'm curious myself.

19 posted on 04/05/2013 6:46:04 AM PDT by Wolfie
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To: SoFloFreeper

It is not just affecting the old it is affecting the disabled (people who are really disabled). Lets make some real cuts Senators And House Representatives, pResident, vice pResident, Cabinet Members, White Hut Staff cut the number of staff, salaries (75%) and benefits.

Odumb@$$ is just utilizing class warfare, and any type of rhetoric to make people angry at someone else. The REAL problem is Odumb@$$ just hates America.


20 posted on 04/05/2013 6:53:57 AM PDT by hondact200 (Candor dat viribos alas (sincerity gives wings to strength) and Nil desperandum (never despair))
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To: SoFloFreeper

They figure it won’t hurt to make these cuts since they are going to be denying healthcare to old folks anyway. Folks will be dying younger, so the funding won’t be needed.


21 posted on 04/05/2013 6:55:50 AM PDT by MEGoody (You shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Documentation File on the negative impact of the Obamanation Counterculture on America.


22 posted on 04/05/2013 6:57:50 AM PDT by Graewoulf (Traitor John Roberts' Commune-Style Obama'care' violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

He doesn’t care about old people. He wants them replaced with the Obama Jugend.


23 posted on 04/05/2013 7:08:01 AM PDT by popdonnelly (The right to self-defense is older than the Constitution.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

what a slanted hit piece on pubs....written to belittle those awful pubs while our dear bamey the boy leader is being the “better” person......sure...


24 posted on 04/05/2013 7:48:36 AM PDT by cherry
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To: wita
everyone has to realize that Medicare, medicaid and all the indigent don't pay what the true cost of running a good ER 24/7....but the law says you have to treat everyone who comes to the door....

we may very well see many smaller hospitals close...or close er services and only depend on elective surgeries...

25 posted on 04/05/2013 7:55:42 AM PDT by cherry
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To: SoFloFreeper

To the statist progressive eliminating old people from the population has the following benefits:

1) The quicker people die, the less they draw on social security and Medicare. If the expire soon enough their contribution over their working life exceeds what they draw out. This leaves more resources to distribute to more deserving citizens.
2) Any savings they leave behind can be redistributed to the deserving via confiscatory inheritance taxes.
3) They are no longer consuming food, water, and other resources. Removing this consumption helps the environment.
4) Given that the elderly population is disproportionately white and conservative, death enhances diversity and eliminates political opposition.


26 posted on 04/05/2013 8:38:51 AM PDT by Soul of the South (Yesterday is gone. Today will be what we make of it.)
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To: Redleg Duke

I’m surprised they’re letting you get checks.
They told me electronic deposit only.


27 posted on 04/05/2013 8:41:33 AM PDT by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: nascarnation
My error. It is direct deposit.

It was a figure of speech, obviously lost on you.

28 posted on 04/05/2013 10:50:08 AM PDT by Redleg Duke ("Madison, Wisconsin is 30 square miles surrounded by reality.", L. S. Dryfus)
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To: dforest

So perhaps we should consider cuts to welfare and food stamps and disability - since clearly disability services have been badly abused by more than a few beneficiaries - and Medicare? And perhaps consider that *everything* in fact should be reduced?


29 posted on 04/05/2013 10:54:12 AM PDT by scriptuser
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To: tiki

I haven’t yet figured out why social security only pays for a modest lifestyle, at best, but we expect Medicare to provide the same care as a millionaire. For me, I’d like the government to get out of health care altogether. These socialist programs never work out. Too many people want too much for nothing.


30 posted on 04/05/2013 4:04:26 PM PDT by paristexas
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To: Redleg Duke

You should get at least some of them. I can start at year end when at 62 and am trying to figure out if I should wait. It’s a little more challenging to run the numbers with SS’s uncertainty and the government looking hungrily at IRAs and 401Ks.


31 posted on 04/06/2013 10:24:59 AM PDT by ken in texas (I was taught to respect my elders but it keeps getting harder to find any.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

This is the first budget he has sent over in about 4 years, isn’t it???


32 posted on 04/08/2013 5:29:44 PM PDT by ridesthemiles
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To: cherry

I lived in So Calif from 1964 to 1993.. There was a very good hospital near me—Northridge.

They had built the best emergency trauma facility in the whole city during that time I was there.

They actually shut down that entire part of the hospital after I was gone due to the high number of gang members & illegals who used the services without paying a dime.

Now—those who had insurance & could do the copays no longer have a facility to go to.


33 posted on 04/08/2013 5:32:58 PM PDT by ridesthemiles
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To: nascarnation

Direct deposit ONLY after early May of this year. Some people are actually still getting checks, IIRC.


34 posted on 04/08/2013 5:33:46 PM PDT by ridesthemiles
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To: ridesthemiles

Yeah May is when I start collecting and go on Medicare.

I’m soon to be an “entitlement” guy.


35 posted on 04/08/2013 5:39:10 PM PDT by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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