Will You Be Chained To A Smaller Chec...

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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see the light

El Paso, TX

#1 Apr 9, 2013
If we get left with any retirement at all, it'll be a miracle.

“Obama Shames the USA”

Since: Apr 09

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#2 Apr 9, 2013
Thanks for electing Barack Benghazi, the worst president ever.
Thanks a lot jerk-offs.
Don t Hold Your Breath

Orion, IL

#3 Apr 9, 2013
Will the Congress, the bureaucracy and the President forego their cost of livings or tie them to a lower calculation formula. Don't hold your breaths.
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“Obama Shames the USA”

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#5 Apr 9, 2013
Where's the big-mouthed stupid cowardly liberals now?

Since: Feb 09

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#6 Apr 9, 2013
During the last 50 years the US economy has only shrugged during the term of one President. anyone want to guess who that president is?
Cat74

Mchenry, IL

#7 Apr 9, 2013
The Democrats have already stolen your retirement. Forget about it. If you start when you get your first real job, say when you are 22 years old, and save $10. from every check.Just $10. As you begin to accrue a small sum invest in money markets, and by the time you are 50 you can afford college, and by the time you are retirement age you will retire nicely. Forget Social Security. The Politicians have long ago destroyed S S. S S will go to the poor, and the pitiful who never saved a dime.

“Obama Shames the USA”

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#8 Apr 10, 2013
californio wrote:
During the last 50 years the US economy has only shrugged during the term of one President. anyone want to guess who that president is?
Benghazi?

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#9 Apr 10, 2013
see the light wrote:
If we get left with any retirement at all, it'll be a miracle.
if you are relying on SS for your retirement, it's gonna be an ugly retirement...
Makes sense

Dearborn, MI

#10 Apr 10, 2013
Um, Republicans want to eliminate the whole retirement thing.

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#11 Apr 10, 2013
Makes sense wrote:
Um, Republicans want to eliminate the whole retirement thing.
which ones said that?
Makes sense

Dearborn, MI

#12 Apr 10, 2013
woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text>which ones said that?
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.
Makes sense

Dearborn, MI

#13 Apr 10, 2013
"there"
YEAH

Pioneer, CA

#14 Apr 10, 2013
Makes sense wrote:
Um, Republicans want to eliminate the whole retirement thing.
Any way I can keep the government out of my business, I'll support.
Makes sense

Dearborn, MI

#15 Apr 10, 2013
YEAH wrote:
<quoted text> Any way I can keep the government out of my business, I'll support.
Hot daag! Then don't use any federal government services. I'm sure your business uses roads, postal service, airlines, etc. Face it, without the government you would have NO BUSINESS, you ignorant fool.

Look as Somalia if you want to know what your business environment would look like without government.

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#16 Apr 10, 2013
Makes sense wrote:
<quoted text>
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.
Well, it's my personal investments that will pay for my retirement, instead of being a burden to society.

if i had to rely on SS, my retirement, if possible would be a dismal, poor, slide into death instead of the golden years I have planned and saved and invested for.

still, i noticed you have not named one single person claiming they want to get rid of SS. they will not get elected on that platform and they know it.
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Cat74

Palatine, IL

#18 Apr 10, 2013
You should be in charge of your retirement unless you are mentally challenged. Social Security was created so politicians could have a slush fund, and they have been stealing from it ever since.
fatbacksx

Portland, OR

#19 Apr 10, 2013
Such hub bub over fake money.

Since: Mar 09

The Left Coast

#20 Apr 10, 2013
AARP won't let that happen, unless, of course, they get to sell supplemental SS insurance.
Makes sense

Dearborn, MI

#21 Apr 10, 2013
GOP voters divided over entitlement cuts
By Alicia M. Cohn

A Pew Research Center survey released Thursday found that Republican voters might not be as keen to cut entitlement benefits as Republican lawmakers have been in ongoing budget talks.

According to the survey, conducted nationally in June, 50 percent of Republicans say that maintaining benefits is more important than deficit reduction. This half of potential Republican voters stands in stark contrast to many Republican lawmakers who have prioritized cutting the budget deficit over preserving any benefit program.

The survey found more internal division among Republican and Republican-leaning voters than among Democrat voters when it came to entitlement reform. The majority of Democrats prioritized maintaining benefits over deficit reduction, according to the survey.
At a little over 50 percent, independents tend to side with Democrats, 72 percent of whom prioritize preserving programs such as Social Security and Medicare.

The higher the income bracket of Republican respondents, the more likely they were to say that the budget deficit should be a priority over keeping benefits.

A majority of Republicans said Medicare and Social Security have "been good for the country.” Republicans were somewhat less approving of Medicaid, with 68 percent calling it “very good/good for the country” as opposed to Democrats (91 percent) or independents (75 percent).

The results echo other recent polling that has indicated a lack of support among Americans for cutting Medicare or Social Security. Respondents to the survey mostly considered these programs to work "pretty well," with Social Security approval at 41 percent, Medicare at 38 percent and Medicaid at 39 percent.

The survey comes at a time when Democrats and Republicans are arguing over the best sources of spending to cut from the budget. The Republican budget plan has called for phasing out entitlements such as Social Security and Medicare.

The deficit talks, overshadowed by the looming debt-ceiling deadline, have stalled in part over many Democrats’ reluctance to make cuts to Social Security and Medicare. This week, the president signaled he would consider reforms for Social Security as part of a debt deal, but other Democrats including Minority Leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) have maintained Social Security should be off the table.
Makes sense

Dearborn, MI

#22 Apr 10, 2013
Most Republicans want to privatize Social Security and throw it to the Wall Street casino.

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