Reform Medicare to Strengthen It

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  1. LogikAndReazon
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    WASHINGTON -- In his jobs speech before Congress Thursday night, President Barack Obama appeared to call on congressional Democrats to cut Medicare, a politically toxic proposal that undercuts a previous Democratic campaign strategy.

    Obama pushed to cut Medicare during the debate over raising the federal debt ceiling, urging lawmakers from both parties to accept a "grand bargain" that involved cutting both Social Security and Medicare. Obama's move upset congressional Democrats, who saw a proposal from Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) to radically cut Medicare as an attack ad opening going into the Nov. 2012 elections. House Republicans voted for the Ryan proposal en masse, just months after hordes of GOP freshmen were swept into office amid advertisements vowing to protect the hugely popular entitlement program.

    Democrats won an unexpected special election in New York earlier this year by attacking the Republican candidate, Jane Corwin, as an enemy of Medicare, based on her views on the Ryan budget plan.

    "Now, I realize there are some in my party who don’t think we should make any changes at all to Medicare and Medicaid, and I understand their concerns," Obama said during his speech Thursday. "But here’s the truth. Millions of Americans rely on Medicare in their retirement. And millions more will do so in the future. They pay for this benefit during their working years. They earn it. But with an aging population and rising health care costs, we are spending too fast to sustain the program. And if we don’t gradually reform the system while protecting current beneficiaries, it won’t be there when future retirees need it. We have to reform Medicare to strengthen it. "

    Obama Pushes Medicare Cuts In Jobs Speech
     
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    If you think the ten million Mexican illegals working in this country today are going to stand for their taxes being increased and their take homes reduced so the country will have enough money to keep those elderly 'Gringos' alive for even one more day than they would have lived, you're sadly mistaken.
    If an open pit through the Siberian permafrost was good enough for Joe Stalin, it'll be good enough for Barack Obama, or any other Communist that follows him, to carry out the people's intent.
    This is part of the fruits that Teddy Kennedy strove for forty years ago when he convinced the Congress that America should cease, for all intents and purposes, accepting immigrants from the countries that formerly provided the bulk of America's founding stock, and eagerly encourage and accept immigration from other areas of the world of peoples more amenable to the burgeoning Democratic philosophies of Socialism and Government Dependence.
     
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    Too logical.
     

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