Skip to comments.Trump suggests he may be open to entitlement cuts in future
Posted on 01/22/2020 7:58:57 PM PST by rintintin
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The question is does the over 60 set care about the outcomes for the younger than 60 set.
If it does, then SS/Medicare can’t be untouchable sacred cows.
If not, then why would the latter care at all what the former thinks?
The real question is why anyone supporting Trump isn’t for Americans versus foreign aid.
My manager always says there is more than one way to skin a cat. They are still taking my money and have been since 1973. I have never taken a dime for anything from the government.
I was never given a choice either.
It’s my money. Not theirs.
> The real question is why anyone supporting Trump isnt for Americans versus foreign aid.
how is this remotely relevant to the discussion at hand
We can find the money for social security. It’s just a matter of priorities.
If you read the thread foreign aid has been discussed.
as far as the rest of it...
if it is possible for you to do so put yourself in the shoes of someone 50 years old who has also paid in his entire working life and is guaranteed to get nothing from these programs
who watched the people who are saying now “it’s my money” vote for the people who spent their money, which is in actual fact gone
and the only way for them to get their money is for it to be taken from younger people under the blatantly fraudulent pretense that these soon-bankrupt programs will still exist when they need it
my return on SS and Medicare taxes will be zero... and I’m supposed to sympathize with someone who isn’t taking that same total loss, but doesn’t want to concede any changes that will give me a better return than nothing at all?
do y’all have any idea how this looks from the outside of the personal self-interest of boomers angle?
I’m happy to cut all foreign aid.
The scope and scale of SS/Medicare NPV deficits dwarfs that number though, so that’s not a solution to the problem.
We boomers will die off and the crisis will end. It’s a boomer crisis. A ton of us getting old all together. A peak on the graph.
It’s your money too.
President Donald Trump APPEARED to suggest...
MUCH LIKE THE IMPEACHEMENT TRIAL IS BASED ON
Gosh - you just can’t seem to help yourself....you may be awarded the “Concern Troll of the Year” - it’s just a conic hat and a stool designed to fit in a corner, but what the hey - it the award fits, wear it proudly...
I said the electrician was a DC Democrat, not me. I’ll keep my checks unless they want to lump sum refund me all I’ve paid in.
“This whole thread and the attitude you have expressed herein would strain to be more off-putting.”
If you’re going to tell all the people who care about Social Security to “buzz off and vote Democrat,” get ready for a Democrat president. that’s how the GOP has lost election after election.
cutting foreign aid is “not a solution to the problem.”
But you have to start somewhere. And if we can’t afford Social Security for Americans, we sure as h-ll can’t support welfare for other countries.
Entitlements? Pray tell, in which clause of the Constitution will I find this word?
So basically, nothing that anyone can say or do can get you to express even a pro forma word of support for the interests of anyone other than yourself.
Again, absolutely stunning. Sociopathic even.
“So basically, nothing that anyone can say or do can get you to express even a pro forma word of support for the interests of anyone other than yourself.”
My concern is for the seniors who need Social Security - tens of millions of them.
And also for the Republican Party. If it runs on your anti-Social Security platform, it will lose big.
And even after being directly called out you still persist in being aggressively indifferent to the interests of anyone but yourself.
You’re a complete and total disgrace, with the heart of a thief.
“the interests of anyone but yourself.”
don’t know what you’re talking about. i’m not receiving Social Security.
I do know this: tens of millions of American seniors rely on Social Security as their main source of income, in this day of rampant age discrimination in the workplace where seniors are laid off and can’t find new work. one thing they can do (and their family members as well), is vote. the GOP will face a big backlash if they start cutting Social Security.
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