Sen. Graham: raise Social Security full retirement age to 69

Feb 27, 2011 Full story: Pickens Sentinel 11

U.S. Sen Lindsey Graham warned that the United States will not make serious headway in reducing the federal deficit until it's ready to tackle the untouchables such as Medicaid and Social Security.

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Raoul Thibideaux

Gulfport, MS

#1 Feb 27, 2011
Raising Social Security retirement age is like breaking a contract. People are already paying into the system, then they will be told retirement age will be raised to 69. No wonder people can't trust the government.
Teacher

Denver, CO

#2 Feb 27, 2011
I am sole proprietor small business owner who pays double into SS as the law requires. I am in my early 50's. I have contributed almost $200k into SS. I would be FINE with retiring a few years later to help the country's finances for my kids' futures. NOBODY needs to retire before 70 in this country unless they are disabled.

And we should NOT be paying billions a year in every state for full medical for able-bodied adults.

Everybody complains, but nobody wants to make the real difference.

We are officially a country of self-centered whiners.
Tony

Tampa, FL

#3 Feb 27, 2011
Graham has completly lost all sense of being a main street american.

ALL career politicans MUST be put out of office. Their self-created Royaly lifestyle has caused them to be unfit to govern over the people.
boneher

Burnsville, NC

#4 Feb 19, 2013
Tony wrote:
Graham has completly lost all sense of being a main street american.
ALL career politicans MUST be put out of office. Their self-created Royaly lifestyle has caused them to be unfit to govern over the people.
Read about his dilemma, deciding when he was coming out of the closet. It must make you loose all concern for others when you have symptoms of unresolved problems. Who in SC voted him into a senator office anyhow? Read yesterday 73% of republicans think he is gay.
tariff

Tulsa, OK

#5 Feb 19, 2013
millionaires don't pay social security,repuks want to raise the retirement age to 69, they figure a lot of hard working people will die before they become 69, they could raise the cap but then people like the creep Graham would have to pay a little more and they are not going to vote theirselves a tax increase, we can save Social security:
We can save Social Securit. We pay 100% up to
$106,800, it caps at $106,800. Millionaires or people making over $106,800 don’t
pay FICA taxes. We all pay 100% to the cap of $106,800. If the rich continued
to pay the 6.2% Social Security taxes on their earnings over $106,800, the
Social Security fund would be running over. A person making one million dollars
at 6.2% would be paying $62,000 into the fund. What is $62,000 dollars to a
millionaire? It certainly would not put him into the poor house, it would take a
lot of people out of the poor house. A CEO making five million yearly would pay
into the fund $310,000 yearly. What is $310,000 to a guy making five million
dollars?
If those who earned over $106,800 yearly were required to pay FICA taxes into
the fund, there wouldn’t be a shortage to Social Security and monies would be
available for all recipients to have a livable income. There are 7.8 million
millionaires as of 2009 in the United States at 6.2%, do the math. This is a
disgrace that the working middle class work all their life to live in poverty
after retirement. Senator Graham, you are asking hard working people that work in the coal mines, oil fields, carpenters , any back breaking jobs to work to 69? you wouldn't do that you sonofabitch!!!you condescending bastard
tariff

Tulsa, OK

#6 Feb 19, 2013
Tony wrote:
Graham has completly lost all sense of being a main street american.
ALL career politicans MUST be put out of office. Their self-created Royaly lifestyle has caused them to be unfit to govern over the people.
If the condescending bastard Graham paid SS on his earnings and every one that earns over 110,000 yearly paid SS on their earnings a lot of poor people could pay their medical bills and not just die, but that prick wants to raise the retirement age on hard working human beings to 69, he is hoping old people will die before they reach 69, and that goes for medicare and medicade
tariff

Tulsa, OK

#7 Feb 19, 2013
SCREW you Graham!!!
tariff

Tulsa, OK

#8 Feb 19, 2013
Teacher wrote:
I am sole proprietor small business owner who pays double into SS as the law requires. I am in my early 50's. I have contributed almost $200k into SS. I would be FINE with retiring a few years later to help the country's finances for my kids' futures. NOBODY needs to retire before 70 in this country unless they are disabled.
And we should NOT be paying billions a year in every state for full medical for able-bodied adults.
Everybody complains, but nobody wants to make the real difference.
We are officially a country of self-centered whiners.
do you perform hard labor jobs, like coal mines, oil fields, any kind of a back breaking job? you sound like a repuke that would eliminate SS, medicare, medicade, you apathetic wingnut
Obamanation

Miami, FL

#10 Feb 20, 2013
tariff wrote:
<quoted text>do you perform hard labor jobs, like coal mines, oil fields, any kind of a back breaking job? you sound like a repuke that would eliminate SS, medicare, medicade, you apathetic wingnut
Not only should millionaires fund your retirement, but they should pay for your prescription drugs so you can calm the F down.

waawaawaa someone else owes me somethin' because they got more than I do waawaawaa
G5rrX

Sumter, SC

#11 Feb 20, 2013
Tony wrote:
Graham has completly lost all sense of being a main street american.
ALL career politicans MUST be put out of office. Their self-created Royaly lifestyle has caused them to be unfit to govern over the people.
People need to get in his face and tell him like it is. Then throw him in prison.

He is a wacked out closet homosexual.
have no respect

Utica, NY

#12 Feb 24, 2013
What an obnoxious little man, what kind of person would vote for him?

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