What Cuts In Social Security or Medicare Would You Make?

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  1. debbiedowner
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    Hell, they raised the retirement age in increments years ago, my full retirement age was 66 although I could draw a lesser amount at 62 and I was born in 1948. Go to ssa.gov to find your full retirement age.
     
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    Eliminate the earnings cap.

    Problem solved.
     
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    to easy for our screwed up politicians.
     
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    So don't tell me they aren't going to cut your/my benefits when they already are.

    If they cut our benefits they should also cut taxes. So for example in Michigan it would be great if seniors didn't have to pay taxes on anything. EVER. That would be cool. And to help our farmers maybe if you cut my social security $300 a month then you give me $300 a month in foodstamps. At least that will help the economy
     
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    I cut the whole thing.

    Let people save the 15% of their lifetime income that is taken from them on their own and by the time they retire they'll be completely able to support themselves
     
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    Are you going to give them back what they will then be putting in ?
     
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    True, assuming they don't piss it all away on a lot of useless shit that eventually ends up in the basement or worse, down at the curb.
     
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    Why not let them chose ?

    Well, part of the answer is that we simply can't hold people for making those mistakes. They might not have the money for retirement...but we'll figure out how to keep them off the street anyway.

    You can't have freedom and not have consequences if you make bad choices.
     
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    Some of us might think it a bad idea right now.
     
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    Then income tax rates should be lowered significantly as well. SS plus the highest tax rate is over 50%. It is incredibly immoral to tax away that level of income.
     

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