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@CriticalThinking wrote:

RK wrote, “ who blamed Obama??

 

CTOTES wrote, SS and Medicare have already been cut by the previous administration. No cost of living increases and increases in premiums for Medicare” ……..”The democrats are the ones responsible for robbing from the funds and for increasing premiums. No links required. Lol”


Well, it's true that there were some very low COLA years under Obama. And it was LBJ who put the SS reserve funds in to the general fund. 

 

But the issue is that this has been a continuing and forecast problem. If posters want to stick it totally to Trump, other Presidents have to be brought in to make it an honest discussion.

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RK wrote, “ who blamed Obama??

 

CTOTES wrote, SS and Medicare have already been cut by the previous administration. No cost of living increases and increases in premiums for Medicare” ……..”The democrats are the ones responsible for robbing from the funds and for increasing premiums. No links required. Lol”

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You do quite well with the pathological dept. But the left is all about denial. Get ready for Nov. 6th, 2018. You will continue that denial. I mean you haven't gotten over Nov. 8, 2016. That is EPIC denial! I love it.......You socialists seem quite pleased with trashing everthing American. It is disgraceful! Go spartapus....lol

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@CriticalThinking wrote:

One should never expect a Trump Cult member to deal with facts and the truth. After all, their leader, Comrade Trump, is a pathological liar.

 

  • Social Security increases are controlled by a numeric formula. The President and his administration do not determine the increase or lack thereof.
  • Congress has been raiding the Social Security Trust fund for decades. Of course, Trump Cult members try to blame President Obama.

It was started by LBJ - who blamed Obama??

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One should never expect a Trump Cult member to deal with facts and the truth. After all, their leader, Comrade Trump, is a pathological liar.

 

  • Social Security increases are controlled by a numeric formula. The President and his administration do not determine the increase or lack thereof.
  • Congress has been raiding the Social Security Trust fund for decades. Of course, Trump Cult members try to blame President Obama.
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Talk about fear, you are doing a good job. SS and Medicare have already been cut by the previous administration. No cost of living increases and increases in premiums for Medicare. My SS, after Medicare premium increase, netted a negative SS check from previous years. PDJT does not want cuts in either Medicare or SS. He does want the fraud exposed and eliminated. That would cut the costs in half compared to current expenditures. That together with getting illegal aliens and others who have not paid in to the system off the roles would solve the problem. The numbers from increased employment are also helping funding by payroll deductions. I have been paying into Medicare since it began. The democrats are the ones responsible for robbing from the funds and for increasing premiums. No links required. lol

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@afisher wrote:

  Mick, the RWers will scoff at that information because it is not from a source that they agree with.    One has to wonder if they believe MarketWatch?  

 

     

Here’s how bad: Unless something’s done to shore up Social Security, monthly checks could get cut 23% by 2034.

Here is the part where you snicker “2034? Who cares?” But that date’s closer than it sounds, and besides, isn’t it easier to address problems while there’s still time—before they become even messier? Fact is, we’re now on a slope that’s only going to get more slippery.

 

The bad news doesn’t end there. This week’s report by the Social Security trustees—the head trustee is Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin—had even tighter time frames for other pieces of the social safety net. It said that Medicare’s hospital insurance fund will be depleted in 2026, three years earlier than it forecast a year ago. That means come 2026, unless changes are made, the program will only be able to pay about 91% of costs.

 

https://www.marketwatch.com/story/new-warnings-about-cuts-to-social-security-and-medicare-are-a-reas...


Why RWers or anyone else disagree with that? The potential shortfalls of those programs are nothing new. In the past the "throw more money at it" approach has been taken. Knowing pols, that will probably be their answer again after they make believe that they are actually thinking about and working on the problem.

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  Mick, the RWers will scoff at that information because it is not from a source that they agree with.    One has to wonder if they believe MarketWatch?  

 

     

Here’s how bad: Unless something’s done to shore up Social Security, monthly checks could get cut 23% by 2034.

Here is the part where you snicker “2034? Who cares?” But that date’s closer than it sounds, and besides, isn’t it easier to address problems while there’s still time—before they become even messier? Fact is, we’re now on a slope that’s only going to get more slippery.

 

The bad news doesn’t end there. This week’s report by the Social Security trustees—the head trustee is Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin—had even tighter time frames for other pieces of the social safety net. It said that Medicare’s hospital insurance fund will be depleted in 2026, three years earlier than it forecast a year ago. That means come 2026, unless changes are made, the program will only be able to pay about 91% of costs.

 

https://www.marketwatch.com/story/new-warnings-about-cuts-to-social-security-and-medicare-are-a-reas...

PRO-LIFE is Affordable Healthcare for ALL .
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@mickstuder wrote:

What American Wants Their Social Security Cut?

 

How Many of You on This Forum - Want Your Social Security Cut?

 

That's What Trump McCOnnell & Ryan want to do if they keep the Majority in this Election

 

 


I have seen no proposal to cut the SS of anyone now getting it. Have you??

 

Yes, the method of assessing the COLA is and often is under discussion.

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Nearly a year ago, as the debate over Republican tax breaks for the wealthy was near its end, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) insisted that the tax cuts didn’t need to be paid for – because they’d pay for themselves.

 

“I not only don’t think it will increase the deficit, I think it will be beyond revenue neutral,” McConnell said in December 2017. “In other words, I think it will produce more than enough to fill that gap.”

 

Take a wild guess what McConnell told Bloomberg News he wants to do about it.

 

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday blamed rising federal deficits and debt on a bipartisan unwillingness to contain spending on Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security, and said he sees little chance of a major deficit reduction deal while Republicans control Congress and the White House.

“It’s disappointing but it’s not a Republican problem,” McConnell said in an interview with Bloomberg News when asked about the rising deficits and debt. “It’s a bipartisan problem: Unwillingness to address the real drivers of the debt by doing anything to adjust those programs to the demographics of America in the future.”

He added that he believes “Medicare, Social Security and Medicaid” funding constitutes “the real driver of the debt.”

 

Source - http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/mcconnell-eyes-cuts-medicare-social-security-address-deficit

 

 

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