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Will You Be Chained To A Smaller Check In Retirement?

There are 37 comments on the National Public Radio story from Apr 9, 2013, titled Will You Be Chained To A Smaller Check In Retirement?. In it, National Public Radio reports that:

Opponents of President Obama's expected proposed changes to Social Security rallied at the White House on Tuesday.

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Makes sense

Evansville, IN

#23 Apr 10, 2013
Roger Hickey.

Co-Director, Campaign for America's Future

GOP Threat: Cut Social Security and Medicare or We'll Kill the Economy -- Americans Say No to Both

Posted: 01/06/2013 8:08 pm

Here we go again. Republicans are very clear about their latest extortion threat to the American people: Unless you cut Social Security and Medicare benefits, within the next two months we will throw the U.S. economy back into recession; by refusing to allow the U.S. raise the debt ceiling and pay our bills; or by pushing the economy over another fiscal cliff of deep spending cuts and tax increases; or by shutting down the government by refusing to pass a continuing budget resolution.

But it is very important for progressives and politicians to remember that most Americans hate what the Republicans are doing here. Who but the right-wing could support pushing the economy back into recession, throwing millions of Americans out of work? That's what Republicans are threatening. And huge majorities also hate the price Republicans are demanding to prevent their threat of manufactured chaos: the idea of cutting Social Security and Medicare benefits.

Republicans can get their way only if Democrats fail to realize they have the American people on their side. And once Republicans are clear about their proposals, Americans turn against them.

During the election, Paul Ryan's plan to turn Medicare into a voucher was so unpopular that candidate Mitt Romney ran away from his Vice Presidential nominee's proposal. Democrats won the election.

Now, Tennessee Republican Senators Bob Corker and Lamar Alexander have dared to unveil a proposal (called their "dollar-for-dollar plan") that would only allow the debt ceiling to be raised by the amount we allow them to cut what they term "entitlements." How many Americans would embrace these changes?:
•They would privatize Medicare by creating competing private options giving seniors greater choice of healthcare plans. Shades of the plan Mitt Romney endorsed and then ran from.

•They would also give states more flexibility to cut Medicaid programs.

•And they would gradually raise the Social Security retirement age and immediately impose the "chained CPI" formula to cost-of-living adjustments -- a cut to retirement benefits of today's seniors.

"Unfortunately for America, the next line in the sand is going to be the debt ceiling," Corker told The Hill, laying out his leverage strategy for negotiations with Democrats. These guys couldn't be more explicit

Over the next two months, everyone who loves our country must rise up and say 'no' to this Republican nihilistic extortion. We must isolate them, ridicule and shame them. And we must force the Democrats to have the backbone to stand with us and reject Republican extortion and economic terrorism.

Since: Mar 09

The Left Coast

#24 Apr 10, 2013
Makes sense wrote:
Most Republicans want to privatize Social Security and throw it to the Wall Street casino.
Not me, I want the government to keep our SS safe, like they have always done. That's why SS is in such good shape, well except the part where they plan to cut it.
Cat74

United States

#25 Apr 10, 2013
Republicans want te Democats to stop stealing from S S, and give back all the money we pay in that never gets to the old people.

Since: Feb 08

Hypoluxo Fl

#26 Apr 10, 2013
Cat74 wrote:
Republicans want te Democats to stop stealing from S S, and give back all the money we pay in that never gets to the old people.
Say what??????????
see the light

United States

#27 Apr 10, 2013
Makes sense wrote:
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The ones that hate any government program from the New Deal, the ones who hate social security and pension obligations, the ones that want us to gamble our hard-earned savings in 401Ks, the ones who think it's great that banks are unregulated and pay 0.01% interest (which means savings will always be less than the rate of inflation), the ones who try to tell us that their is no inflation. Those Republicans.
You have it backwards, Dumbocrats want to take away SS and Medicare. Its not enough that that Loser Obama took away 5billion to put in Obamacare from Medicare. Now he's trying to kill seniors .

Since: Mar 09

The Left Coast

#28 Apr 11, 2013
see the light wrote:
<quoted text>You have it backwards, Dumbocrats want to take away SS and Medicare. Its not enough that that Loser Obama took away 5billion to put in Obamacare from Medicare. Now he's trying to kill seniors .
To be fair, the democrats don't want to take it all away from those people that paid for it. They just want to give some of it to the people who didn't pay for it. You know, to be progressively fair. Seniors just need to cut back a little on heat and food and they'll fine.
see the light

United States

#29 Apr 11, 2013
RustyS wrote:
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To be fair, the democrats don't want to take it all away from those people that paid for it. They just want to give some of it to the people who didn't pay for it. You know, to be progressively fair. Seniors just need to cut back a little on heat and food and they'll fine.
That's why America is so broke, Obama keeps giving to illegals with our money-that should go for future generations of Americans.

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#30 Apr 11, 2013
see the light wrote:
<quoted text>That's why America is so broke, Obama keeps giving to illegals with our money-that should go for future generations of Americans.
if you texans quit hiring them, they would stop coming here...

Since: Mar 09

The Left Coast

#31 Apr 11, 2013
woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text>if you texans quit hiring them, they would stop coming here...
Sorry, the benefits are too good. Housing, health care, EBT, phones, schools and you can vote. You'd be a fool to stay in Mexico.

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#32 Apr 11, 2013
RustyS wrote:
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Sorry, the benefits are too good. Housing, health care, EBT, phones, schools and you can vote. You'd be a fool to stay in Mexico.
outside of the fact that they don't get all those and the other real world fact that when our economy tanked and the jobs dried up, the illegal border crossings did also.

facts are fun!

Since: Mar 09

The Left Coast

#33 Apr 11, 2013
woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text>outside of the fact that they don't get all those and the other real world fact that when our economy tanked and the jobs dried up, the illegal border crossings did also.
facts are fun!
So illegal aliens don't get health care, be it at the ER or other, their children are turned away from the schools, they get no social services assistance at all. Well then then you must be right, why would they come to the US? With no illegals coming north any more, no wonder we don't care about a secure border. You always have such great progressive insight to problems. You should really run for office.

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#34 Apr 11, 2013
RustyS wrote:
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So illegal aliens don't get health care, be it at the ER or other, their children are turned away from the schools, they get no social services assistance at all. Well then then you must be right, why would they come to the US? With no illegals coming north any more, no wonder we don't care about a secure border. You always have such great progressive insight to problems. You should really run for office.
i sadi all of those...read much?

why did they quit coming when there were no jobs, then?

solve the problem, don't treat one of the symptoms...
see the light

United States

#35 Apr 11, 2013
woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text>if you texans quit hiring them, they would stop coming here...
Ya we have alot-too many but LA and AZ have more. No one wants them but other Mexicans and Obama.

Since: Mar 09

The Left Coast

#36 Apr 12, 2013
woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text>i sadi all of those...read much?
why did they quit coming when there were no jobs, then?
solve the problem, don't treat one of the symptoms...
Like they are doing with violence and gun control?

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#37 Apr 12, 2013
RustyS wrote:
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Like they are doing with violence and gun control?
Violent crime is down across the nation.

Since: Mar 09

The Left Coast

#38 Apr 12, 2013
woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text>Violent crime is down across the nation.
Then why all the progressive panic over gun control?

Since: Feb 09

Location hidden

#39 Apr 12, 2013
woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text>if you texans quit hiring them, they would stop coming here...
California has far more then Texas,
And since they are now part of the democratic base they are going to continue to come here.

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