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Obama seeks deal, proposes cuts to Social Security

There are 9 comments on the www.hdnews.net story from Apr 5, 2013, titled Obama seeks deal, proposes cuts to Social Security. In it, www.hdnews.net reports that:

President Barack Obama's proposed budget will call for reductions in the growth of Social Security and other benefit programs while still insisting on more taxes from the wealthy in a renewed attempt to strike a broad deficit-cutting deal with Republicans.

The proposal aims for a compromise on the fiscal 2014 budget by combining the president's demand for higher taxes with GOP insistence on reductions in entitlement programs. But the plan was already encountering negative reviews from top Republicans for its insistence on revenue and from liberals and labor for its effect on the social safety net.

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KEN

Polk City, FL

#1 Apr 5, 2013
How about cutting out all the freeloaders that never paid into it.

OBAMA = INCOMPETENT BOOB
Sheik Yerbouti

Southampton, PA

#2 Apr 5, 2013
Don't worry republicrat obama will throw seniors, the disabled and handicapped under the bus if it suits his political purposes!

Since: Mar 09

The Left Coast

#3 Apr 5, 2013
You would think after Obama screwed seniors and Medicare through obamacare, he'd leave the old people alone. Why doesn’t tax Hollywood instead of the elderly? How about a 50% tax on political donations?
see the light

United States

#4 Apr 5, 2013
If Obama keeps raising taxes on just the rich, their gonna leave the Country.... then whats he gonna do? Blame Bush?

Since: Mar 09

The Left Coast

#5 Apr 5, 2013
see the light wrote:
If Obama keeps raising taxes on just the rich, their gonna leave the Country.... then whats he gonna do? Blame Bush?
'Just the rich'?? You get a paycheck? Did you notice in January it was 2% short? Do you have health insurance? Did you notice the cost keeps going up? We can't ALL leave the country. Blame Obama and the liberals. Fire them the next election.
Robert

Lithia Springs, GA

#6 Apr 6, 2013
Maybe we could save more money by leaving Afghanistan and other places we have no business being.
alan

Batchelor, LA

#7 Apr 9, 2013
KEN wrote:
How about cutting out all the freeloaders that never paid into it.
OBAMA = INCOMPETENT BOOB
some and their employers matching paid more than they will ever draw from ss!calling this an entitlement to them is an insult for they paid into this system!let the feds give me back what i paid and erase me from ss.that seems fare but the feds wont do that because they are paying dead heads and others money that they paid little into ss!ss disability is up 36% under obama and the so called seniors entitlement funds are going to those who didnt pay squat?entitlements my ass?freeloaders yes?

“It's a Brand New Day”

Since: Feb 06

New Rochelle

#8 Apr 10, 2013
RustyS wrote:
You would think after Obama screwed seniors and Medicare through obamacare, he'd leave the old people alone. Why doesn’t tax Hollywood instead of the elderly? How about a 50% tax on political donations?
Rusty, get real. President Obama is screwing seniors to try and please the GOP house majority. That is what they demand, and Obama rolled over.

And SS has NOTHING to do with the deficit. AND Lowering SS payouts hurts the economy.

“It's a Brand New Day”

Since: Feb 06

New Rochelle

#9 Apr 10, 2013
RustyS wrote:
You would think after Obama screwed seniors and Medicare through obamacare, he'd leave the old people alone. Why doesn’t tax Hollywood instead of the elderly? How about a 50% tax on political donations?
Your other idea deserves merit:

A 50% tax on political donations is a tax on free speach, and is certainly illegal.

However, a 99% tax on all profit from a political advertiseing is not taxing free speach.

Think along on those lines. The real problem is TELEVISION, charging very high rates for ADs, while complaining about political spending. Where is it spent? TV !

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