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Wealthiest Nation on the Planet , but the Republican's cry we can't afford to make sure OUR Senior's and Disabled Survive with Dignity !!! It's more important to give the Wealthy another Tax Break.

 


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Social Security was never meant to be a stand-alone program, but was meant to be a supplemental program supplementing plans the recepient made for their own future.  The problem is that the majority is like the grasshopper in the fable 'grasshopper and the ant'...they don't plan for retirement until it's at their doorstep.

 

But yes, we have been the wealthiest nation on earth, but instead of planning for their own future too many are like the ancient Romans, wanting the state to care for them.  And their leaders used that to buy power from the masses.

 

I consider myself a good example of going into retirement without any savings due to helping our children through college, but now a decade and half later owe no one with over six figures in available funds.   And we did it by not having to do without.

 

Additionally, I would say that if not for opposition, the previous administration was wanting to do their part in reducing future benefits by changing the system that the COLA was applied. 

 

The point is that regardless of pouring money into this, it would never be enough because there are those who hasn't been helping themselves. 

 

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Mandm84 

We have become a country run by the Republican party, whom we no longer trust to have the best interests of Americans in mind.

 

 


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Sort of hypocritical in view of so many posts from many about those 'poor' refugees while deflecting any comments that charity begins with our own citizens.  This is from the Democratic leaning posters and even national leaders.

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easyed598 wrote: Trump has repeatedly said he isn`t cutting Social Security for anyone who is on it now and will limit cutting any changes to present plan. If you are 10 years away from collecting SS and depending on that for your only income you could be affected. Many large companies still offer pensions but there are 401-Ks and Ira`s that allow to save for retirements. No one disagrees that SS is going broke and needs to be fixed. I personally believe that private retirement  accounts are the way to go but realize that many people don`t have the discipline to save for their own retirement. Private accounts are also good because  they are always yours and won`t be confisicated by the government  from your heirs if you happen to die. 
  1. Remember that many here are NOT right-wingers.  We DO care about future generations, not just ourselves.
  2. And anyway, since when can we rely on anything Trump says?
  3. We have a minor Inequality problem in this country; it's sufficient funds, not discipline, that many lack.
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pc6063 , Many claim to be Christians , at least on Sundays. ( $$$ = route to all evil )

 

IMHO ,  Happiness is a place between too little and too much !!!

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Mandm84 

We have become a country run by the Republican party, whom we no longer trust to have the best interests of Americans in mind. This is perhaps why other plans put forth and posted here by other posters are not accepted--especially after seeing how willing the RIGHT was to rape millions of health insurance, clean air, and clean water.

 

 

Gee, I miss having a real President!!
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Wealthiest Nation on the Planet , but the Republican's cry we can't afford to make sure OUR Senior's and Disabled Survive with Dignity !!! It's more important to give the Wealthy another Tax Break.

 

What have we become ?

 

Apparently a few Poster's are all worked up because I posted 3 or 4 stories about S.S. Well If it's not important to you , you dont have to click on it , but it's important to many. Do or say nothing and S.S. will be cut and dismantled. It's your choice , but I'm not going to sit back and get run over without taking a stand !

IMHO Social Security has been one of OUR greatest programs , but of course If you're one of the wealthy who wants more and doesn't care about OUR struggling Senior's and Disabled , you may have a different opinion that Social Security is a needless tax burden.

 

Oh the Humanity !!!

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@Albion61 wrote:

Just Scrap The Cap

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZZQlbtlErLo


Since the "monthlies" are at least partially based on "pay in". Can't you imagine what those hated 1%ers will collect if the cap is scrapped. And just imagine the screams and yells from some of our fellow posters.

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@GailL1 wrote:

Actually, Olderscout66, you need to read about how the whole proposal would work; it is not a true VAT but a border tax.  There would also be tax changes to businesses where they would be paying more in taxes and funding the system.

 

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Gail - Could find nothing about addtional revenue streams - it's a VAT. Further, it moves SS into the "General Fund", a place where "Budget Balancing" would include cutting SS benefits, which is what GOPers have lusted after since FDR signed SS into law 8/14/35.

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Actually, Olderscout66, you need to read about how the whole proposal would work; it is not a true VAT but a border tax.  There would also be tax changes to businesses where they would be paying more in taxes and funding the system.

 

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