Trump, the Pubs and SS

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    True this is a banner year, much to the thanks of the ACA as well. In another 10 years with the ACA and expanded Medicaid, Medicare intact and better, we will be a much healthier nation and spend so much less on healthcare.
     
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    Bush Jr.
     
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    ACA is going bye-bye.
     
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    You're missing the point. You are slamming me into a category and making sweeping assumptions about me. Evidently talking to someone ONE on ONE is beyond you. You slap labels on people as though that is all that is required to communicate with them. Again, that is why you relate to Olbermann.
     
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    It's time to wind down SS while not screwing over people who are retired of nearing retirement.

    Here's what I suggest:

    - A phased program of the employee's half of SS/Medicare (7.65%) be used for a personal retirement account. Higher ratios for younger workers, lower for older ones who will be grandfathered into SS as they have paid for most of their career. As these earning have already been taxed, there is no tax at withdrawal like a 401K or IRA. Then exempt the returns from taxation. Savings should not be taxed. Taxing them is a perverse incentive to encourage current consumption over planning for the future.

    - The employer half is used to wind down SS so that it ends up being only a safety net for the truly poor and not a government retirement program for everyone. Over time, this ratio can be reduced as the amount of eligible people should be quite a bit smaller.
     
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    Shrub Jr. had some good years actually, Obama's best days were mediocre as far as recoveries go.
     
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    So your not a Pub. By Pubs I am talking the right wing lunatics who are in Congress and anyone who backs them, like Ryan, if you agree with the likes of Ryan, then yes I'm referring to you.
     
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    Obama , our first black President never stood a chance, if he has any negative legacy its due to the Pubs, who fought him tooth and nails on everything. I voted for McCain, but the pubs so sickened me, I will never vote Pubs again.

    Trump will be a 0 on legacy and most likely a neg 100, the lowest of the lowest he will be grouped with.
     
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    You folks never learn. And that's a good thing...
     
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    Lol...Paul Ryan is a 'right wing lunatic'?

    You must be one of those far left barking moonbats.
     

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