What Cuts In Social Security or Medicare Would You Make?

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    I agree but add up all of that it would not pay back 5% of the IOUs.
    85% of the budget is social security, military, interest and Mediare.
    Cuts HAVE TO be made in social security nd Medicare. Just a fact.
    Raising taxes on the "rich" is not the answer. Never raises revenue.
     
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    See everyone Republicans are going to cut social security. Told you so.
     
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    SSI is not retirement income it's for some under a certain income level. But I would get rid of SSI and review everyone drawing SSDI. I also agree there should be no income gap, if you make income you pay into the system.
     
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    They are going to try to cut both SS and Medicare, won't see them winning anytime soon if they succeed.
     
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    Cuts do not have to be made the money that was robbed from the funds should be replaced.
     
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    Guess you got banned, but grandma and grandpa being brought over cannot draw SS and Medicare unless they have paid into the system or pay a high amount after 5 years of being here for Part A and Part B which none can afford. So you didn't see anything, I see why you were banned.
     
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    Damn just noticed I'm posting on a 7 year old thread.
     
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    Cut benefits for those making over 75 thousand? That is a pittance today. Hard to save for retirement on that miserable wage. Cut the department of commerce and transportation. Trim the military some. End corporate welfare.
     
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    The first step is do a top to bottom assessment of the SS, Medicare/Medicaid programs and eliminate any waste, fraud and abuse without cutting one dollar from existing services.

    Every taxpayer should also be made aware EXACTLY how much he/she paid into each of those programs. And make it public exactly how many people are getting benefits who didn't pay into the programs at all.
     
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    They’ve already made cuts to both and no one has even noticed. I work with this 60 year old he tells me his retirement age is 67. When did that happen?

    And the cost to seniors has gone up.

    This is one way the gap between rich and poor gets bigger. People die penniless because of healthcare costs. Then they leave their kids nothing. Ripple effect. My grandmother left my parents a lot of money. Healthcare didn’t eat up her savings.

    Please make America great again
     

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