Medicare, Social Security in peril

Medicare, Social Security in peril

There are 15 comments on the Connecticut Post story from Mar 25, 2008, titled Medicare, Social Security in peril. In it, Connecticut Post reports that:

Trustees for the government's two biggest benefit programs warned that Social Security and Medicare are facing "enormous challenges" with the threat to Medicare's solvency far more severe.

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Joe Skubas

Oviedo, FL

#1 Mar 26, 2008
First of all why are we giving benifits to people who have not put into the system.I have put into the system all my life.Why should we give imigrents Social Security and Medicare when they never put into the system.I think it is illegal to do this.Also send the illegal imigrents to to where they came from so we can get Social Security back to being solvent even though its going to take a long time.
pwilson

Newtown, CT

#2 Mar 26, 2008
There would be no problem with social security if the democrats didn't steal money from the trust over the past 50 years to fund their lavish spending habits. THEY TOOK IT.TELL THEM TO GIVE IT BACK.
gingersnap

Hartford, CT

#3 Mar 26, 2008
social security is a big racket. i have put into this cesspool for as long as i've been working (my late husband also) only to learn that when he died I had to wait like 6 months for it to kick in and the minute the kid turns 18 it stops on the dime (not six months later-like I had to wait) they know when and how to turn it off - then the rest goes into the lottery for the other useless losers to take a bite out of. i believe the share for my 18 year old son should be come to me (but did not because I still work f/t) i get screwed out of it cuz i'm working-figure it out.
Don

Cheney, WA

#4 Mar 26, 2008
You can damn sure bet that if the clowns in Congress were contributing to Social Security they'd be a lot more interested in making sure the benefits were being protected.
gingersnap

Hartford, CT

#5 Mar 26, 2008
Don wrote:
You can damn sure bet that if the clowns in Congress were contributing to Social Security they'd be a lot more interested in making sure the benefits were being protected.
the only thing they're good for is spending our money on their high lifestyle limos, hookers and expensive ceegars! all of them reek and all they do is rob the american working class bums who work to pay for their high gas prices and to just live normally without all the expensive friinge benefits they help themselves to.
pwilson

Newtown, CT

#6 Mar 26, 2008
pwilson wrote:
There would be no problem with social security if the democrats didn't steal money from the trust over the past 50 years to fund their lavish spending habits. THEY TOOK IT.TELL THEM TO GIVE IT BACK.
WAKE UP AGAIN!

DAMN IT! WAKE UP!

THE DEMOCRATS STOLE YOUR RETIREMENT MONEY.

WAKE UP! VOTE REPUBLICAN!
Artsy

Brooklyn, NY

#7 Mar 27, 2008
I just hope that by the time I get to retire, something will be left in these programs. It's absurd that you work your whole life, getting taxed to death, and in the end, you get nothing in return.
Rep

Longmont, CO

#8 Mar 27, 2008
pwilson wrote:
<quoted text>WAKE UP AGAIN!
DAMN IT! WAKE UP!
THE DEMOCRATS STOLE YOUR RETIREMENT MONEY.
WAKE UP! VOTE REPUBLICAN!
I will certainly vote Republican although I don't like the choice. I don't like any of them.
Rep

Longmont, CO

#9 Mar 27, 2008
I will vote Repubican but that doesn't mean I like our choices.
taxpayer

AOL

#10 Mar 27, 2008
Medicare and Social sercurity is also in peril because of people like Clay Hobbs of Mercy Regional Ambulance in Illinois and Oklahoma. He has committed fraud against Medicare, Medicaid, Veterans Administration, mail fraud, he does nothing but lie and then run and set up another ambulance service in another state and start the same fraud all over again.

http://www.topix.com/forum/law/healthcare/TET...
triskyg

Hartford, CT

#11 Mar 27, 2008
pwilson wrote:
<quoted text>WAKE UP AGAIN!
DAMN IT! WAKE UP!
THE DEMOCRATS STOLE YOUR RETIREMENT MONEY.
WAKE UP! VOTE REPUBLICAN!
that's why I don't vote - they're ALL crooks!!!
Dforgone

AOL

#12 Mar 27, 2008
I read the posts about Clay Hobbs. It is an outrage what he is being allowed to do. How can he keep getting government contracts, and then not even pay his employees fair wages. He defrauded the government multiple times. When they start getting close he just goes to a neighboring state and starts another ambulance company. Same story different day. Medicare and Medicaid fraud. VA fraud. And nobody does anything to stop him. He defrauded the government, but he STOLE from all of us. He committed fraud from the Veterans Administration. He has no respect for those that have SERVED this country. Those that would fight and die for his right to start up his own company. Read about this mess yourself. I sure do not want any of his kind and that includes his paramedics and EMT's anywhere near my state. I am not sure if I could call a paramedic again. They are all a bunch of crooks.

http://www.topix.com/forum/law/healthcare/TET...
Dr Coles

Los Angeles, CA

#14 Mar 29, 2008
The full retirement age is based on maintaining a 50% death rate, so the government does not have to pay any paid for benefits but to half of the investors. The government gets 15% of all wages (up to $102,000) in America and is so incompetent as an investment manager, if we could we would have fired them, they do not invest our money and grow the funds. The problem with Social Security is totally caused by government. No, matter your political party affiliation, and setting aside your thoughts on issues. We all need to remember what it is to be an American Citizen. We need to make sure our elected representatives obey their Oath of Office and keep their Oath of Allegiance. See http://tinyurl.com/2znnvl Know whom you are voting for. http://www.fms.treas.gov/fr/index.html The government caused the entire problem with Medicare with unfunded mandates, and prohibited Social Security from negotiating the price of drugs, so the taxpayers are being raped.
No Excuses

Prescott Valley, AZ

#15 Mar 29, 2008
GWBush (Republican for whom I voted) created a vast bureaucracy in the Medicare Prescription Drug fiasco that Lyndon B. Johnson would have been proud of. It is a huge boondoggle on top of Medicare fraud that the government doesn't want to fix. Bush, the Republican, in his genius and probably prompted by his friend, Ted Kennedy, won't allow the government to get lower prescription drug prices for Medicare recipients from the Big Lobbyists, the pharmaceutical companies. That is a travesty.(The VA does get a lower price on drugs.)

Republicans, especially the Bushes and now the RINO - John McCain are NOT the answer. We needed to get involved and put up a candidate we could be proud of to actually represent the people, not big corporations who ship our jobs overseas.

Since: Aug 10

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#16 Apr 14, 2013
Yes it is.

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