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  • The Need to Hang Tough and My Post-Default and Negotiation Thoughts

    05/22/2023 10:49:06 AM PDT · by Brian Griffin · 11 replies
    Brian Griffin | 05/22/2023 | Brian Griffin
    In the days ahead, it should be borne in mind that in 1923 the federal government, with the exception of war widows, did not pay the personal living expenses of non-federal persons and their families. People back then worked to get the things and services they desired, and America was the greatest nation on Earth thanks to their efforts. WHY WE MUST FIGHT I believe the Democrats did not raise the maximum debt authorization amount when they controlled the House, Senate and White House (and had the absolute ability to do so) because they wanted to play their previously succcessful...

    04/17/2023 3:14:46 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 96 replies
    RSBN ^ | April 17, 2023 | Summer Lane
    The Trump campaign took a sledgehammer to Gov. Ron DeSantis’s, R-Fla., voting record on retirement benefits, roasting the Florida leader as colluding with “globalist handlers,” according to Trump spokesperson Steven Cheung.“DeSantis is colluding with his globalist handlers to go full Never Trump in order to gaslight the people into thinking that Medicare and Social Security should be ripped away from hard-working Americans,” Cheung said in an official statement. “President Trump has made it clear that he will always stand on the side of Americans, and protect benefits seniors worked for and paid for their entire lives.”Ron Desantis Wants to Rip...
  • Trump PAC ad mocks DeSantis over ‘pudding fingers,’ benefit cut votes

    04/14/2023 9:01:45 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 65 replies
    NY Post ^ | 04/14/2023 | Josh Christenson
    A Trump-aligned super PAC is hitting Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis for sticking his “dirty fingers” into entitlement programs for senior citizens — and allegedly using them to eat pudding as well, according to a stomach-churning ad released Friday. “Ron DeSantis loves sticking his fingers where they don’t belong, and we’re not just talking about pudding,” the ad’s narrator says, referring to an alleged 2019 incident where the 44-year-old Florida governor ate chocolate pudding with three of his fingers while on a private plane ride to Washington, DC. “DeSantis has his dirty fingers all over senior entitlements like cutting Medicare, slashing...
  • borrowing against a (soon to be bankrupt) social security?? (jumping off of a train wreck in slo-mo)

    04/13/2023 7:59:48 AM PDT · by SteveH · 53 replies
    me ^ | 2023-4-13 | me
    the federal social security system is a lie. you can find out about how it is bankrupt by 2030 any day of the week by just picking up a newspaper and reading the headlines. paying a vendor who has lied about his or her or its product is called STEALING. It is prohibited by social convention (such as the 8th commandment, the koran, verse 5:38, and furtum in Roman common law) and so broadly understood to be morally wrong. so why should people be required to stand by and allow their social security to be stolen from them in the...
  • Hypocritical Joe Biden Goes Through With Cut to Medicare Advantage 2024 Rate

    04/01/2023 9:04:40 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    Red State ^ | 04/01/2023 | Nick Arama
    We’ve written about the hypocritical nature of Joe Biden’s attacks on the Republicans over Social Security and Medicare, with the Biden administration targeting Medicare Advantage. Almost 50 percent of the people eligible for Medicare opt for Medicare Advantage, so anything that would affect the program could affect a lot of people.We reported back in February about how Biden got fact-checked by Twitter that month for lying about the Republicans. But that was particularly disgraceful, when he was proposing moves that could result in cuts to payments to Medicare Advantage insurers.The 2024 Medicare Advantage and Part D Advance Notice, released in...
  • A Republican Spending Problem Will the House be willing to cut programs that benefit G.O.P. voters?

    03/27/2023 7:38:36 AM PDT · by Reily · 24 replies
    New York Times ^ | March 27, 2023 | David Leonhardt
    As congressional Republicans prepare for a budget showdown later this year with President Biden, they say that they will insist on large cuts to federal spending. So far, though, they have left out some pretty important details: what those cuts might be. Republicans have been more willing to talk about what they won’t cut. Party leaders have promised not to touch Medicare and Social Security. Republicans generally oppose reductions in military spending and veterans’ benefits. And neither party can do anything about interest payments on the debt that the government has already accumulated. Combined, these categories make up almost two-thirds...
  • Gingrich warns exactly how Joe Biden will kill Social Security

    03/16/2023 7:05:48 PM PDT · by george76 · 20 replies
    WND News Center ^ | March 16, 2023 | Bob Unruh
    Cites estimates Democrats stripping $900 billion out of programs.. Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, who was key to the GOP takeover of the U.S. House in the 1990s and orchestrated his party's famously successful "Contract with America" for voters, says Joe Biden's new budget plan is a Social Security killer. ... "anyone who wants to protect Social Security and Medicare should reject Joe Biden's newly released budget." He said it's not complicated. "Biden’s proposed tax and regulatory increases would crush the economy. Undermining economic growth would lead to dramatically lower tax revenues – including revenues for the FICA tax –...
  • US to impose inflation fines on first set of drugs, lowering costs

    03/15/2023 6:53:43 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 24 replies
    Reuters via Yahoo ^ | March 15, 2023 | By Ahmed Aboulenein
    WASHINGTON, March 15 (Reuters) - The U.S. government said on Wednesday it would subject 27 drugs to inflation penalties, a move that will reduce out-of-pocket costs for Medicare recipients by $2 to as much as $390 per average dose. President Joe Biden's signature Inflation Reduction Act includes a provision penalizing drugmakers for charging prices that rise faster than inflation for people with disabilities or age 65 and older on the government's Medicare health program. "Starting on April 1, Medicare beneficiaries will pay lower coinsurance for Part B drugs that raise prices faster than inflation," White House Domestic Policy Adviser Susan...
  • Biden launches battle on Capitol Hill with call for Medicare tax hike

    03/08/2023 9:10:28 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 17 replies
    The Hill ^ | 03/08/2023 | ALEXANDER BOLTON
    President Biden fired the opening shots of the battle over spending and taxes that will consume Capitol Hill this year when he proposed on Tuesday a 5 percent Medicare surtax on people who earn more than $400,000 a year. The White House is hailing the proposal, which is part of Biden’s budget plan, as something that will extend Medicare’s solvency by 25 years, but Republicans are slamming it as a “massive” tax hike and key Democrats are ducking for cover, declining to say whether they will back it. The proposal reopens the fierce political battle that wracked Capitol Hill more...
  • Biden Proposes to Raise Taxes on High Earners to Avert Medicare Funding Crisis WaPo

    03/07/2023 5:31:57 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 31 replies
    Reuters via USN ^ | March 7, 2023 | by Shivani Tanna
    (Reuters) - The White House will propose raising taxes on people earning more than $400,000 and reduce what Medicare pays for prescription drugs in a bid to keep the program stable, the Washington Post reported on Tuesday. "The president's budget extends the life of the Medicare Trust Fund by at least 25 years," the report said citing the plan. The White House's proposal would raise the net investment income tax, created by the Affordable Care Act, from 3.8% to 5% for all Americans earning more than $400,000 per year, according to the report.
  • Trump ties GOP in knots over Medicare and Social Security

    03/02/2023 12:30:15 PM PST · by GulliverSwift · 49 replies
    Donald Trump is driving a wedge through the GOP over one of American politics’ thorniest issues: the future of Medicare and Social Security. The former president’s attacks on potential GOP primary opponents, and his warning to party leaders to stay away from the popular entitlement programs in their push to cut spending, are cleaving Republicans at every level. Lawmakers who once backed entitlement overhauls are now openly at odds with colleagues who’d prefer to soften their positions before they face voters in 2024. And a GOP presidential race that’s a referendum on Trump himself is now also becoming one on...
  • Trump calls DeSantis ‘wheelchair over the cliff kind of guy’ in odd rant

    03/01/2023 9:12:57 AM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 149 replies
    New York Post ^ | February 28, 2023 | Mark Moore
    Former President Donald Trump swung left in his latest bizarre attack on Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, on Tuesday accusing him of wanting to cut Social Security and Medicare and calling him a “wheelchair over the cliff kind of guy” in an all-caps blast. ​Trump, 76, who announced Nov. 15 that he was seeking the 2024 Republican presidential nomination and is expected to face his most significant primary challenge from DeSantis, initially touted his poll numbers showing him leading the 44-year-old governor before cribbing from Democratic attack ads of the past. “Great Poll numbers are springing forth for your favorite President,...
  • "THE BAG OF DURBIN": A Brilliant Woman's Response To A Complete IDIOT

    02/27/2023 4:36:06 AM PST · by sodpoodle · 24 replies
    email from a friend | 2/9/2023 | Patty Nye
    ODAY'S 02/09/2023 AKA "THE BAG OF DURBIN": A Brilliant Woman's Response To A Complete IDIOT Dick Durbin, a Senator from Illinois calls senior citizens the Greediest Generation as he compared "Social Security " to a Milk Cow with 310 million teats. Here's a response in a letter from PATTY NYE from Illinois .. I think she is a little ticked off! She also tells it like it is! "Hey Dick, let's get a few things straight!!!" 1. As a career politician, you have been on the public dole (tit) for FORTY YEARS. 2. I have been paying Social Security taxes...
  • Social Security should be in the spotlight: Doing nothing is more destructive to Social Security than the passage of time

    02/22/2023 9:16:55 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02/22/2023 | Breonton Smith
    The mainstream media coverage concerning President Biden’s remarks about Social Security during his State of the Union address and the Republican reaction has been remarkable in its ability to miss the point. Pundits sparred over whether the Republicans or Democrats won, when the real story is who lost in this sideshow. After all, it is the average, hard-working American who has paid into and therefore deserves Social Security. Unfortunately, everyday Americans who need to know whether or not they can rely on the trust fund received no worthy news coverage, and likely won’t for the next decade. During his speech,...
  • Ron DeSanctimonious wants to cut your Social Security and Medicare

    02/19/2023 9:50:01 PM PST · by Trump20162020 · 301 replies
    TRUTH Social ^ | 02/19/2023 | Donald J. Trump
    Ron DeSanctimonious wants to cut your Social Security and Medicare, closed up Florida & its beaches, loves RINOS Paul Ryan, Jeb Bush, and Karl Rove (disasters ALL!), is backed by Globalist’s Club for NO Growth, Lincoln Pervert Project, & “Uninspired” Koch — And it only gets worse from there. He is a RINO in disguise!, whose Poll numbers are dropping like a rock. Good luck Ron!
  • Exclusive – PENCE PUSHES Republicans to Back Social Security, Medicare Reform

    02/19/2023 12:06:18 PM PST · by AnthonySoprano · 114 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2/19/2023 | Matthew Boyle
    Former Vice President Mike Pence has a different view than other Republicans such as House Speaker Kevin McCarthy or former President Donald Trump when it comes to Social Security and Medicare: Pence is pushing Republicans to back big-scale changes to the programs to address long-term solvency concerns. “To have a national debt larger than our national economy is unsustainable,” Pence told Breitbart News. “The time will come when we have to produce leadership in this country that will be straight with the American people... “
  • Top House Republicans call on Biden to increase military support for Ukraine

    02/19/2023 3:17:48 PM PST · by Timber Rattler · 43 replies ^ | February 19, 2023 | Aaron Pellish
    Two leading House Republicans have called on President Joe Biden to increase military support to Ukraine in its defense against Russia’s invasion and reiterated support on both sides of the aisle for continuing to fund the Ukrainian war effort. Texas Rep. Mike McCaul, the chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, told CNN’s Pamela Brown on “State of the Union” in a joint interview with House Intelligence Chairman Mike Turner that aired Sunday that bipartisan support for Ukraine is “still very strong.” But as the one-year anniversary of the war approaches, McCaul warned that hedging support for Ukraine could prolong...
  • Cuts Are Coming to Social Security and Medicare Whether the Politicians Want Them or Not

    02/19/2023 7:20:20 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 114 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 02/19/2023 | Rick Moran
    Social Security and Medicare are on an “unsustainable course” and will run out of funds by 2037. That’s the conclusion reached by the General Accountability Office (GAO) and the Social Security Administration.There is no saving these programs without massive changes. And demagoguing the issue, as Joe Biden and the Democrats are doing, only delays the day of reckoning. To pretend these programs don’t need intervention now — right now — is to play with dynamite. The sooner we can get started, the less pain will be inflicted on senior citizens.Pain there will be. In order to put these programs on...
  • Biden's Medicare 'Fix' Would Only Break Seniors Wallets

    02/18/2023 7:17:23 AM PST · by GailA · 54 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 2/17/23 | Jared Whitley
    President Joe Biden and his supporters in Congress are positioning themselves as the protectors of entitlement programs, especially Social Security and Medicare. "So tonight, let’s all agree to stand up for seniors," he said in the State of the Union address. "Stand up and show them we will not cut Social Security. We will not cut Medicare." Notwithstanding the fact that the Biden administration is spending us into the poor house — making long-term entitlement appropriations impossible — but Biden is indeed planning a Medicare cut. And in the worst possible area of the program: Medicare Advantage.
  • Sunset Social Security or wage world war. You can complain about Republicans sunsetting Social Security, Medicare, and welfare if you want, but you are in effect voting for us to go to war

    02/16/2023 7:18:13 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 58 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02/16/2023 | Brett Stevens
    Currently we are hearing a great deal of consternation from the Left about the planned sunsetting of Social Security and Medicare. To them, this signifies Republicans stealing food from the mouths of their babies. Can you not feel the pathos? For those who are not in the grips of emotion, conservatives have been warning about these entitlements, or payments made to citizens instead of to an agency, since they began with the income tax in 1913. Our forefathers back then told people that any free program becomes an alternative to the responsible way of doing things, so people shift their...