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Republicans Will Cut Social Security And Medicare After Tax Plan Passes, Says Marco Rubio
Newsweak via Yahoo ^ | December 2nd, 2017 | Nicole Goodkind

Posted on 12/02/2017 7:19:50 AM PST by Mariner

Florida Senator Marco Rubio admits that the Republican tax cut plan to aid corporations and the wealthy will require cuts to Social Security and Medicare to pay for it.

Rubio told reporters this week that in order to address the federal deficit, which will grow by at least $1 trillion if the tax plan passes, Congress will need to cut entitlement programs such as Social Security. Advocates for the elderly and the poor have warned that entitlement programs would be on the chopping block, but this is the first time a prominent Republican has backed their claims.

“We have to do two things. We have to generate economic growth which generates revenue, while reducing spending. That will mean instituting structural changes to Social Security and Medicare for the future,” Rubio told a crowd at a Politico conference. Rubio's talk of structural change is vague, but will likely include changing the rate and age of Social Security and Medicare payouts.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Constitution/Conservatism; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: cutbabycut; cutitall; cutspending; cuttaxes; florida; goodnews; littlemarco; marcorubio; medicare; nosocialism; reducespending; rubio; socialsecurity
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Bad source, but direct quotes.
1 posted on 12/02/2017 7:19:50 AM PST by Mariner
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To: Mariner

Well at least the first sentence isn’t biased :)


2 posted on 12/02/2017 7:23:38 AM PST by dp0622 (The Left should know that if Trump is kicked out of office, it is WAR!)
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To: Mariner

That won’t happen on Trump’s watch. Is Rubio trying to torpedo this before conference, or provide Dem talking points?


3 posted on 12/02/2017 7:23:47 AM PST by Dr. Sivana (There is no salvation in politics.)
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To: Mariner

Cut social security, even indirectly, and die in 2018.


4 posted on 12/02/2017 7:23:59 AM PST by marron
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To: Mariner
Florida Senator Marco Rubio admits that the Republican tax cut plan to aid corporations and the wealthy will require cuts to Social Security and Medicare to pay for it.

No bias there /s

5 posted on 12/02/2017 7:24:07 AM PST by MileHi (Liberalism is an ideology of parasites, hypocrites, grievance mongers, victims, and control freaks.)
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To: Mariner

Hah! Can’t wait until our Donald addresses these remarks from Little Marco.


6 posted on 12/02/2017 7:24:24 AM PST by ryderann
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To: Mariner

Of course, nothing else in this bloated government could be cut.


7 posted on 12/02/2017 7:25:05 AM PST by Right Brother
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To: Mariner

while reducing spending

Hey Anchor Baby Rubio, put the Pipe down, CONgress will NEVER reduce spending. You are a classic example why we need Mandatory Drug and Alcohol testing in CONgress Daily.


8 posted on 12/02/2017 7:25:13 AM PST by eyeamok (Tolerance: The virtue of having a belief in Nothing!)
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Is Rubio trying to torpedo this before conference, or provide Dem talking points?

I heard a Dem using these talking points this morning.

9 posted on 12/02/2017 7:25:41 AM PST by aimhigh (1 John 3:23)
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How about cutting all the illegals on SS?

And then cutting all the fakers on SS disability?


10 posted on 12/02/2017 7:25:52 AM PST by 2banana (My common ground with terrorists - they want to die for islam and we want to kill them)
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“Republicans Will Cut Social Security And Medicare After Tax Plan Passes, Says Marco Rubio”

Over Trump’s dead body.


11 posted on 12/02/2017 7:26:32 AM PST by BobL (I shop at Walmart...I just don't tell anyone)
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To: Dr. Sivana

We’ll see if Trump goes against his campaign promise to get a tax bill. My guess is the tax bill wins.


12 posted on 12/02/2017 7:26:51 AM PST by joesbucks
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We’ll see if Trump goes against his campaign promise to get a tax bill. My guess is the tax bill wins.


13 posted on 12/02/2017 7:27:21 AM PST by joesbucks
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To: Mariner

Its always got to be SS and medicare. Never welfare or foreign “aid”. Enough with the scare tactics. We pay directly into SS and medicare as an investment (sort of) whereas the other programs are simply gifts to less productive voters.


14 posted on 12/02/2017 7:27:46 AM PST by bk1000 (I stand with Trump.)
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15 posted on 12/02/2017 7:28:03 AM PST by Grampa Dave (The fastest way to drain the DC swamp is to simply expose it! Sunlight does aid in evaporation!)
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To: Mariner

Rubio is an A**, if he thinks that!


16 posted on 12/02/2017 7:28:40 AM PST by SandRat (BBbbb)
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To: Mariner

One of the things Rubio talked about was raising the retirement agent for Social Security which has been discussed before.


17 posted on 12/02/2017 7:29:54 AM PST by Retired Chemist
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because little marco no brains can’t imagine having to cut actual useless stuff the gov’t spends money on.


18 posted on 12/02/2017 7:30:37 AM PST by b4me (God Bless the USA)
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Right; no spending should ever be cut. The country is too far left to do without SS.


19 posted on 12/02/2017 7:31:22 AM PST by Olog-hai ("No Republican, no matter how liberal, is going to woo a Democratic vote." -- Ronald Reagan, 1960)
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To: Mariner

9 million on SS disability. 3% of US population. That’s going to be a target.


20 posted on 12/02/2017 7:31:31 AM PST by ameribbean expat
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