Skip to comments.Obama to offer Social Security cuts in new budget — in exchange for tax hikes
Posted on 04/05/2013 9:22:29 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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Obama is stuck on stupid. No social security cuts. No tax increases.
Scrap obamacare, quit looting social security, privitize a portion of social security, cut taxes and stimulate growth. That will get people working and bring in more revenue
Feel free to cite a post where I defend abortion or gay marriage.
I will call out pro abortion and pro sodomy republicans, and protestants rather then give them cover.
Why should conservative Catholics support a party that supports homosexuality and abortion?
I am saying precisely the opposite.
The numbers indicate that the Democrats do not require the Catholic vote while the Republicans do.
If you remove the entire Catholic electorate - Obama still wins in both 2008, and in 2012.
If you remove the entire Catholic electorate in 2004, Bush loses.
Ergo, I conclude that the Republican party now requires the support of Catholics in order to win. The Democrat party does not.
true but the north east with all of its Catholics should be the most conservative and it isnt because they call themselves Catholic but vote against their faith
I have never understood this. How can you call yourself Catholic or any other Christian, and vote for abortion? The Hispanic population has always stumped me with this also, since they are generally very family oriented and religious people as a whole.
Why indeed, why do Catholics vote majority democrat?
Now he can tell all those who get their SS cut, the Republicans made him do it.
The Republicans will fall for anything.
The Catholic vote has always been know to lean left, big city democrat machines and unions depended on it.
The Catholic vote has never been known as conservative or right wing.
Crazy that obamma has racked up an additional $6 trillion in debt in less than 5 years and now he wants to talk debt reduction? Very crazy indeed!
The cuts to Social Security are cuts in the rate of growth of Social Security, something the democrats in Congress racked Bush over the coals about when he suggested it.
obamma gets a pass because he is a Democrat.
Which is why I avoid doing business with any firm which AARP promotes, AARP branded or not.
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?
Meanwhile tens of millions of illegals aliens choke off our welfare, social, services, medical care etc....
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!!!!
Yep. It’s a trap.
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??.....
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...
Eliminate welfare, medicaid food stamps, and subsidized housing plus fire all federal employees that administer those programs with no increase I taxes~!
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!
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.
Or farm subsidies to big farmers who are collecting on land that never was and never will be in production.
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.
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?
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.
How about you make participation voluntary?
Where’s that 183k going to come from? Us.
Make it voluntary and go from there.
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.
Is theft ok if you’re the beneficiary?
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