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ATTN Seniors: Trumps calls for cuts to Social Security, Medicare

Discussion in 'American Politics' started by essentialsaltes, Mar 12, 2019.

  1. essentialsaltes

    essentialsaltes Stranger in a Strange Land

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    President Donald Trump on Monday unveiled a $4.7 trillion federal spending plan that calls for cuts to domestic programs — including Medicare and Social Security — while boosting military spending and increasing funding for a southern border wall.

    The budget also calls for reforms to the Medicare program that provides health coverage for elderly Americans, which the office estimates will save $845 billion over the next decade, and proposes reducing spending on Social Security programs by $26 billion.


    While this is cast as 'reforms' and 'savings', we know the Republicans have no workable solution for reducing healthcare costs. They talked a big game and came up with nothing when they controlled everything. This is just cuts, hundreds of billions of dollars of cuts, to seniors.
     
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  2. Paulos23

    Paulos23 Never tell me the odds!

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    Of course they want to cut the big safety net. They don't want it to exist so they don't have to pay taxes, forgetting what happened when those safety nets where not in place.

    I hope they enjoy their saved taxes when the poor and desperate rise up.
     
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  3. cow451

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    Trumps budget is DOA with an election year coming.
     
  4. DaisyDay

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    This will reduce healthcare costs for the federal government.

    You gotta ask yourself, in the richest country in the world, or so I hear, do poor people really need or deserve healthcare? Let's take that money and SSI, which, let's face it, just encourages people to be disabled, and build us a beautiful wall.

    We currently spend more than the next five countries put together on our military? Well, let's make it more than the next seven! We got to have the best, military anyway.
     
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  5. DaisyDay

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    Socialism bad, y'all, evil! Do you want to go the way of Venezuela?
     
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  6. hislegacy

    hislegacy This is me.

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    Here comes the scare tactics.

    Medicare is being cut

    Social security is being cut

    One of the most used Democratic bylines in history.


    Hold on I will post some links.
     
  7. FenderTL5

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    Yep, exactly. My spouse had a traumatic brain injury on purpose, just to get the SSDI which is a mere fraction of what the salary was when working.

    It's actually 10 countries, not five and half of those are "allies". Then again, with the GOP Reality Show Host, who knows who our allies actually are anymore?
     
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  8. Go Braves

    Go Braves On semi-hiatus here. Y'all take care.

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    The budget is crazy & cruel.
     
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  9. DaisyDay

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    It's in the budget Donald presented. There's no way around that.

    Donald promised.

    He said he wouldn't touch Medicare.

    The White House’s New Budget Exposes Donald Trump’s Lies About Protecting Medicare and Medicaid

    Is it still a lie if his budget doesn't get passed, if it's just something he's proposing?
     
  10. essentialsaltes

    essentialsaltes Stranger in a Strange Land

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    No, as cow has pointed out, even the Republicans in Congress are not going to pay any attention to the cuts that Trump wants.
     
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  11. GreatLakes4Ever

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    Worse than that for Trump. It should be a gunshot wound to his foot in a re-election race. Democrats could run simply on this and be able to put a dent in Trump’s older demographic base.
     
  12. hislegacy

    hislegacy This is me.

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    never mined
     
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  14. jgarden

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    ATTN Seniors: Trumps calls for cuts to Social Security, Medicare

    Its Canada that will need "THE WALL" to keep its neighbors from the south from flooding into to the country!

    Canadians will be reminded that, "When America sends its people, they’re not sending their best. They’re sending people that have lots of problems, and they’re bringing those problems with them. They’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists. And some, I assume, are good people."
     
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  15. grasping the after wind

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    As the senior population is the wealthiest demographic group in the country, what is the objection to lowering the subsidization of that group? Do we not want them to pay their fair share?
     
  16. cow451

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    I wait with great anticipation.
     
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    Its weird that they would want to run on medicare cuts.
     
  19. variant

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    It's not a scare tactic when the President literally announces that it is what he wants to do.
     
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  20. cow451

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    It is Trump after all.....
     
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