Skip to comments.Social Security, Medicare facing cuts in Obama budget [Democrats Hate Old People]
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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The clown has ALREADY broken the law by not turning jn the budget on time.
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.
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.
And how. I just saw my bill from the ER. Medicare only paid 10% of the ‘usual’ charge. That won’t continue very long.
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.
“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?
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.
There’s no such thing as a free lunch. Let this be a lesson...save more for catastrophic care later in life.
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.
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”!!!
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.
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.
Obama already stole medicare funds to pay for obamacare-—now he’s going to call this a “cut”. What a lying piece of crap.
I wonder if I will even see one of them?
“Sure he and the pols have to cut SSI because its 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...
I call it OBAMASCARE
Report back and let us know. I'm curious myself.
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.
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.
Documentation File on the negative impact of the Obamanation Counterculture on America.
He doesn’t care about old people. He wants them replaced with the Obama Jugend.
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...
we may very well see many smaller hospitals close...or close er services and only depend on elective surgeries...
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.
I’m surprised they’re letting you get checks.
They told me electronic deposit only.
It was a figure of speech, obviously lost on you.
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?
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.
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.
This is the first budget he has sent over in about 4 years, isn’t it???
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.
Direct deposit ONLY after early May of this year. Some people are actually still getting checks, IIRC.
Yeah May is when I start collecting and go on Medicare.
I’m soon to be an “entitlement” guy.