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Obama's S.S. cuts

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  • Democrat
    Lawrence, MA
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    In an e mail this a.m. Elizabeth Warren says that Obama plans to cut S.S. benefits by $100 billion. I knew this was in the works, but I have not kept up with day to day maneuvering . She says part of this cut will come from a change in the way the cost of living is calculated. The average S.S. payment is about $1100 a month and this is the total income for at least half of retirees. Haven't heard yet what his intentions are for Medicare. If there was any doubt before this there should no longer be a question.....We are saddled with two Republican parties....one brutal and sadistic in its treatment of the majority and one somewhat milder. Hunker down fellows and gals. A harder time is coming.
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    Dallas, TX
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    Only Modern Monetary Theory (MMT) can save us.
  • Democrat
    Philadelphia, PA
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    Well ,finally both Democrats and Republicans found something to agree on.
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    johnnycee Wrote: Well ,finally both Democrats and Republicans found something to agree on.
    See "where is USA debt" for that is what democrats and republicans should agree on.
  • Democrat
    Philadelphia, PA
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    Never happen, the partisian politics is what rules, I think all Bills should have a stand alone vote, after the vote is when the debates should start if there are any Amendents to the Bill, likewise any last second additions should also be debated. Its not like Congress doesn't have the time for debate,after all this is why we send them to Washington .
  • Independent
    New Hampshire
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    I still want a politician to tell me how reducing the cost of living increase is going to have anything to do with either the deficite or balancing the budget. I thought about it for a while and decided that the less money being sent out to recipients the more money Gongress can get to take out.
    These people like to talk about all that is owed to China but I have news for you the larges group that America owes money to is The Social Security Fund. We can increase aid to the Syrian rebels which are now active supporters and have an alliance with .
    Wait a minute! What is the last reason given for us being envolved in the Middle East? I think most of use are under the impression that we are in a war to eliminate groups like Al-Qaeda and Telaban. Any increased funding or funding at all given to the rebels with either directly or indirectly benifet these groups.

    I guess we will have to wait and see what Congress and the White House are going to come up withas a new reason for our involvement. I though that dynamic reasoning for 10 years of wars went out with Bush. I imagine that in a year or two we can become involved in a Syrian War to rid them of Al-Qaeda.

    The UN sees the need to have International weapons control as the USA majority feels we need it. I was under the impression that the CIA used arms sales as a means of creative financing the same way they used drugs.

    If it wasn't so said the actions of Our selfless politicians in Washington could provide a basis for a good horror movie. They may be willing to starve the people in the USA or impose the reduction to health care: but Gof forbid they eliminate foreign aid or reduce military.

    Uncle Sam wants you, learn how to War for Fun and Profit.
  • Independent
    New Hampshire
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    johnnycee, don't hold your breath waiting for that to happem.
  • Independent
    Ft.myers, FL
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    jperry Wrote: johnnycee, don't hold your breath waiting for that to happem.
    News: Obama wants one trillion in in new taxes. Wow is he nuts? I do not know what is in his head. The total refusal to cut the huge defense expenditure and instead put this on our heads is unacceptable. Cut at least 50 or a 100 F35's etc. and then you can leave us alone. No I'm really roaring mad at this type of government. You call this Democratic? I guess not.
  • Independent
    New Hampshire
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    Come on Dutch. Why are you always so negitive. The option plans for the F-35's have alrady been shown. The Government will buy fewer planes this year; but at a hugher price. The number of planes next year will increase but almost the number removed this year and again at a higher price. The 2015 will have sales as projected plus the remaining from this year, again at a higher price. Now it is easy that the final sales price can be 4 or 5 times higher than the quoted price. I bet the Military can wait to get this order completed. I expect engine prices to increase due to the problems they are experiencing.

    How about introducing a Bill which will make Birth Control mandatory and retroactive for the parents of this group of poiticians?
  • Independent
    Ft.myers, FL
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    jperry Wrote: Come on Dutch. Why are you always so negitive. The option plans for the F-35's have alrady been shown. The Government will buy fewer planes this year; but at a hugher price. The number of planes next year will increase but almost the number removed this year and again at a higher price. The 2015 will have sales as projected plus the remaining from this year, again at a higher price. Now it is easy that the final sales price can be 4 or 5 times higher than the quoted price. I bet the Military can wait to get this order completed. I expect engine prices to increase due to the problems they are experiencing.

    How about introducing a Bill which will make Birth Control mandatory and retroactive for the parents of this group of poiticians?
    I guess you are missing my point; Obama also wants to cut social security and cost of living adjustments; furthermore a lot of things which may affect you or me, so my objection is not negative, but defense cuts or closing a lot of overseas bases may offset these cuts.
  • Independent
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    I was joking on that one. The pill mentioned in a different post was not. I was under the impression partisan politics was Politicians from one party working wiyh politicians from the other party on things benificial to them.
    Being a Politician is the most important to them, Party is tied with self for two, large donors no 3, perspective large donos 4 and close to the bottom of the page are those sometimes refered to as "We the People" I wonder how they would feel if they had to eat hotdogs while the addition of beans makes it better. A lot different than the Politician-Christians or the Radio and TV Evangelists is a small church about 4 miles from my house. They have just increased the size of their veg. garden as all gathered goes to the Nashua Food Kitchen with the church members occasionally doing the cooking, serving and cleanup. They are also attempting to get something going for the homeless so I will be offering to donate my time for the design of a new structure or remodel.

    I remember the Salvation Army as a kid. On Saturday we could go there and build models, which they supplied, have a snak and they asked nothing in return. Until things got tight I would give them about $200. a year, now I do what I can. One year I ended up with a half dozen turkeys at Christmas which I put in the car and delivered to them.

    Wow, some Christians actually doing what the Bible says they should be doing.
  • Independent
    Ft.myers, FL
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    jperry Wrote: I was joking on that one. The pill mentioned in a different post was not. I was under the impression partisan politics was Politicians from one party working wiyh politicians from the other party on things benificial to them.
    Being a Politician is the most important to them, Party is tied with self for two, large donors no 3, perspective large donos 4 and close to the bottom of the page are those sometimes refered to as "We the People" I wonder how they would feel if they had to eat hotdogs while the addition of beans makes it better. A lot different than the Politician-Christians or the Radio and TV Evangelists is a small church about 4 miles from my house. They have just increased the size of their veg. garden as all gathered goes to the Nashua Food Kitchen with the church members occasionally doing the cooking, serving and cleanup. They are also attempting to get something going for the homeless so I will be offering to donate my time for the design of a new structure or remodel.

    I remember the Salvation Army as a kid. On Saturday we could go there and build models, which they supplied, have a snak and they asked nothing in return. Until things got tight I would give them about $200. a year, now I do what I can. One year I ended up with a half dozen turkeys at Christmas which I put in the car and delivered to them.

    Wow, some Christians actually doing what the Bible says they should be doing.
    Yes, as you stated this is what it should be. Sorry to say this is only done on a very small scale; the majority in this country is only selfish and greedy. Money runs this country; not charity. As I said if even Obama lacks the guts to stop the waste in military spending and goes bravely to church then he is a hypocrite like the rest of the government.
  • Democrat
    Lawrence, MA
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    Front Page Of The Globe Today......Headline.....A Party Rift On Obama Budget. Elizabeth Warren , others rip plan to alter benefit funding.
    A coalition of prominent Democrats including many from New England, slammed President Obama's $3.8 trillion budget blueprint Wednesday for its proposed changes to the Social Security payment formula and Medicare, opening widening rift between the president and members 0f his own party.......
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    Leftofcenter Wrote: Front Page Of The Globe Today......Headline.....A Party Rift On Obama Budget. Elizabeth Warren , others rip plan to alter benefit funding.
    A coalition of prominent Democrats including many from New England, slammed President Obama's $3.8 trillion budget blueprint Wednesday for its proposed changes to the Social Security payment formula and Medicare, opening widening rift between the president and members 0f his own party.......
    Thus allowing the president to take a position none have been able to before. He can say "I released a budget that gave both sides what they wanted and both were pissed I gave the other side anything". Welcome to the high ground.
  • Independent
    New Hampshire
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    When I was told by one, "I believe the Bible is the Word of God and take its contents literally." I replied, When are you going to sell everything you own and give to the poor?" It seems that even the most fundermental like to pick and choose which sections they want to accept literially and which to refer to as nice ideals. They end up saying, "It's the love of money that's bad." Then say a prayer thanking God for providing them with wealth.
    I generally don't make comments about RC's. A firend became a Religious Priest and as such could not own anything as they take a vow of poverty. The top of the line stereo, the Jeep and Buick, sports shirts etc. were all owned by the church. The ocean front cottage was owbed by his brother. He really believes he lives in povety. I guess that from a legal point he does not own anything and has little or no income; but his standard of living is really quite high. To be fair something should be said about the TV Evangelists. . . . . "God created capitalisn for His choosen ones"