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Forum Post: Obama trying to cut Social Security and Medicare (again)

Posted 1 year ago on Nov. 18, 2012, 2:37 p.m. EST by M1M (5)
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http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/11/18/us-usa-fiscal-idUSBRE8A80WV20121118

To sum everything up in short, Obama, the Democrats and the Republicans are very close to being able to cut what they call "government benefit programs" or "entitlements" (aka your Social Security and Medicare). Obama is doing this under the pretext of a "fiscal cliff" that could arrive at the end of the year. Those who are familiar with the fiscal cliff story know that it is false, and that it is another part of the whole "OMG the budget will destroy the country" farce. Occupy has to fight this now because this deal could get done at the end of the year. This would affect so many poor and working people of all colors in the worst way. WE NEED TO STOP IT NOW!

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[-] 3 points by WiccanRevolutionary (63) from South Charleston, OH 1 year ago

The Democrats work for Wall Street just as the Republicans do. Obama is just another tool. He, too, is carrying out the agenda of the rich, whether other liberals want to admit it or not.

[-] 3 points by SparkyJP (1646) from Westminster, MD 1 year ago

You could see this coming a mile away. When ever the Democrats and the Republicans are in agreement, it's the little guy that's about to get screwed.

“The amount of tyranny you get, is the exact amount you put up with.”

Thomas Jefferson

[-] 3 points by Coyote88 (-24) 1 year ago

So much for the middle class winning big in the last election.

[-] 2 points by RedDragon (-161) 1 year ago

They've been losing steadily since like 2002 now; big hits in 2008 and it's been downhill ever since. And it's only going to get worse. But we'll be high so nobody will care.

[-] 1 points by Nevada1 (4648) 1 year ago

Thank you for post.

[-] 1 points by Shayneh (-482) 1 year ago

Hold on - Obama said he wouldn't cut Social Security - that's the promise he ran on - so I guess if Social Security does get cut it's going to be the Repbulicans fault.

[-] 1 points by Basslady (1) from Arcadia, FL 1 year ago

Yes we do. We also need to help our senior's.

[-] 0 points by hchc (3297) from Tampa, FL 1 year ago

If the people in the country are dumb enough to revote in this congress, then they are dumb enough to get this taken from them without much of a peep.

That being said, with the current level of corruption going on, its doubtful that I'd see much of a retirement in 2045 anyways.

[-] 0 points by 1sealyon (434) 1 year ago

"so many poor and working people"?

What income group benefits most from SS and Medicare?

[-] 5 points by M1M (5) 1 year ago

Well, common sense and logic says that poor and working people benefit from Social Security and Medicare. There are millions in the United States who live paycheck to paycheck (or worse). Those small (and I wish to stress the word small) social programs help them survive and make ends meat. Not to mention the elderly and disabled. Even the tea party followers (note the word "followers", NOT leaders) don't want Social Security and Medicare to get taken away or gutted. The polls indicate as such. We have to stop them from gutting the programs.

[-] 1 points by TrevorMnemonic (5827) 1 year ago

Right on!

Back before Social Security the poverty rates for the elderly were over 50%. Now thanks to social security it's below 10%.

Social Security is doing it's job. It needs to be improved, not cut!

[-] -1 points by 1sealyon (434) 1 year ago

Look at the data.

SS takes money from the poor and gives it to the wealthy.

http://www.chron.com/opinion/outlook/article/Krugman-Draw-line-at-cutting-Medicare-and-Social-4045013.php

[-] -3 points by RedDragon (-161) 1 year ago

Ehh... so what. I mean we all know that elderly medication runs into some thousands per month and that their little hip replacements cost in the hundreds of thousands, etc. That money would be much better spent on our young, healthy, high, and too lazy to work (or in other words, "disadvantaged"), right?

Well I agree, and so, I voted for Obama and his bucks. Good luck with that.

[-] -1 points by Grey5Fox (9) 1 year ago

This is disturbing. If anything Occupy achieved last year, it scared national lawmakers from cutting Social Security and Medicare when Obama was pushing hard for those cuts. This would be the third time he is trying to cut it successfully. We gotta get off our butts and stop them. Any ideas anyone????

[-] 0 points by DKAtoday (28271) from Coon Rapids, MN 1 year ago

Ummmm you mean Boner Bitch cantor ayn and crew?