Forum: Opinion
Topic: GOP Social Security Cuts
started by: Expatriate

Posted by Expatriate on Dec. 10 2016,8:36 am
Rep. Sam Johnson, a Republican from Texas and chair of the Ways and Means Committee, introduced legislation to significantly cut Social Security.

< http://finance.yahoo.com/news...57.html >

< https://www.congress.gov/bill/114th-congress/house-bill/6489?r=37 >
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[URL=https://www.ssa.gov/oact/solvency/SJohnson_20161208.pdf >

Posted by Self-Banished on Dec. 10 2016,10:15 am
< http://www.forbes.com/sites...8c175fd >

It needs to be fixed.

Posted by Botto 82 on Dec. 10 2016,11:04 am
Yeah, because it was screwed up and raided by Congress under Ronnie Raygun.
Posted by Self-Banished on Dec. 10 2016,11:21 am
^^ ...and numerous others since. :blush:
Posted by Expatriate on Dec. 24 2016,7:02 am
Merry Xmas from the Republican Party Scrooges

Trump, who ran on the promise that he wouldn’t cut benefits and specifically opposed raising the retirement age, has so far not commented on the Republican plan. Not even a tweet.

< http://www.epi.org/blog/a-social-security-plan-scrooge-would-love/ >

Posted by Expatriate on Dec. 24 2016,7:15 am
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Posted by Expatriate on Dec. 27 2016,8:26 am

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Posted by Expatriate on Dec. 30 2016,9:08 am
Republitards Deja vu

The first salvo in the War on the Working Class has been fired by House Social Security Subcommittee Chairman Sam Johnson (R-TX).

Johnson’s bill:

-Cuts Social Security benefits by one third.
-Raises the retirement age from 67 to 69.
-Changes the benefit-computation formula in a way that cuts benefit amounts.
-Cuts Cost of Living Adjustments (COLAs)

:frusty:

Posted by Botto 82 on Dec. 30 2016,10:29 am
I think we could save a lot more money by cutting Congressional lifetime benefits, goodies handed out for what is essentially a part-time job.
Posted by Self-Banished on Dec. 30 2016,12:09 pm
^^ I agree, it is a part time job, cut session time to about 3 months, the rest of the time spent consorting with constituents.
Posted by Expatriate on Jan. 09 2017,6:32 am

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Posted by Self-Banished on Jan. 09 2017,7:56 am
^^Batsh!t :rofl:  :rofl:  :dunce:
Posted by Expatriate on Feb. 20 2017,2:02 pm
< http://www.forbes.com/sites...07b5f10 >
Posted by Expatriate on Apr. 11 2017,7:54 am
Trump administration is pushing for the elimination of the 12.4 percent payroll tax, that's what funds Social Security...
They will sell it as a tax cut for the middle class, and the idgits will eat it up—this is crazy and dangerous...

< http://politicaldig.com/the-w-h...ecurity >

Posted by Self-Banished on Apr. 11 2017,9:25 am

(Expatriate @ Apr. 11 2017,7:54 am)
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Trump administration is pushing for the elimination of the 12.4 percent payroll tax, that's what funds Social Security...
They will sell it as a tax cut for the middle class, and the idgits will eat it up—this is crazy and dangerous...

< http://politicaldig.com/the-w-h...ecurity >

12.4% more for me to invest? Bring it on :rockon:
Except there would be idgits not responsible enough to put that money aside and to that I say "tough sh!t". No where in the constitution does it say the gov is responsible for one's retirement.

Posted by alcitizens on Apr. 11 2017,8:20 pm

(Self-Banished @ Dec. 30 2016,12:09 pm)
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^^ I agree, it is a part time job, cut session time to about 3 months, the rest of the time spent consorting with constituents.

All it takes to go directly to prison for years doing hard labor in N Korea is to be falsely accused by a family member that Dictator Un is a fatty or he is not respected.. There is no legal protection's in North Korea..

The people of the United States will never allow a piece of sh!t Dictator to rule..

Our Congress is what separates us from being controlled by a stupid fatty.. Example: Trumpcare.. :rofl:

Posted by Self-Banished on Apr. 12 2017,5:50 am

(alcitizens @ Apr. 11 2017,8:20 pm)
QUOTE

(Self-Banished @ Dec. 30 2016,12:09 pm)
QUOTE
^^ I agree, it is a part time job, cut session time to about 3 months, the rest of the time spent consorting with constituents.

All it takes to go directly to prison for years doing hard labor in N Korea is to be falsely accused by a family member that Dictator Un is a fatty or he is not respected.. There is no legal protection's in North Korea..

The people of the United States will never allow a piece of sh!t Dictator to rule..

Our Congress is what separates us from being controlled by a stupid fatty.. Example: Trumpcare.. :rofl:

OK, you took my post where I agreed with Botto about congress being a part time job and linked it to Kimmy-boy in Korea. I was confused till I looked at the time you posted this.
Posted by Expatriate on Apr. 12 2017,8:42 am
Trump’s Trojan Horse Attack On Social Security

< https://www.socialsecurityworks.org/2017...ecurity >

Posted by Expatriate on Dec. 09 2017,5:24 am
51 Republican Senators Just Voted to Cut $400 Billion From Medicare

(Washington, DC) — The following is a statement from Alex Lawson, Executive Director of Social Security Works, in reaction to the Republican tax bill that just passed the Senate:

“51 Republican Senators just voted to cut $400 billion from Medicare over the course of the next decade. The health care of tens of millions of seniors is now in jeopardy, all so that Republicans can give a massive tax handout to their billionaire donors.

Now the bill moves to conference with the House. Both the Senate and the House are likely to have one more opportunity to vote on the final tax bill. Massive resistance from the American people defeated Trumpcare, and it’s not too late for the people to defeat this Medicare cutting tax scam too.”

Posted by Expatriate on Dec. 09 2017,5:30 am
Senate Republicans Hand Expensive Holiday Present to Those With Everything,
Ask Seniors, Working Americans to Foot the bill

News Release

“Senate Republicans have just given the wealthy and multi-national corporations an early Christmas present by passing the Trump/GOP tax plan, while leaving a lump of coal for seniors and almost everyone else.  The president and his party in Congress are asking the poor, middle class, and elderly to pick up the tab for trillions of dollars in tax breaks that the super-rich and profitable corporations do not need. If enacted, the tax bill will trigger an automatic $25 billion cut to Medicare.  It blows a $1 trillion hole in the deficit, inviting deep cuts to Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid. It adopts the paltry “Chained CPI” inflation index for calculating deductions and tax brackets, setting a dangerous precedent that could spill over into cost-of-living adjustments for Social Security.  Adding insult to injury, the Trump/GOP tax bill repeals the Obamacare mandate, which will raise ACA premiums for older adults (age 50-64) by an average of $1,500 in 2019.  We are deeply disappointed that so many Senators put party and powerful donors over principle to pass this reckless, regressive legislation. As the tax bill moves to a House-Senate conference (or perhaps a vote by the House on the Senate bill), we urge Senators and Representatives of conscience to reconsider their support – and remember the millions of retirees and working Americans who will suffer in the long run.” – Max Richtman, president and CEO of the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare

Posted by Self-Banished on Dec. 09 2017,7:29 am
Pretty much a wash for my household but with reduced corporate rates a benefit.
Posted by Expatriate on Dec. 11 2017,4:56 am
^^^exactly
Posted by Self-Banished on Dec. 11 2017,7:03 am
^^ yes😀
Posted by Expatriate on Dec. 26 2017,5:47 am
Hollow Victory For The GOP Is A Loss For Seniors, Working Americans

December 20, 2017

News Release

“Congressional Republicans have just pulled off the biggest heist in American history – transferring trillions of dollars of wealth to the rich and profitable corporations at the expense of working and middle class Americans. By ramming this ill-considered legislation through Congress in a reckless manner, GOP members of Congress put partisanship over people and donors over constituents. Last-minute revisions designed to woo holdout Senators – including a change benefiting real estate moguls like President Trump – tilted the bill even further toward wealthy elites.
It is wrong to ask the poor, the working class, and elderly to pay for tax breaks for the rich and powerful, which is exactly what the Trump/GOP tax bill will do. The tax cuts will explode the federal debt by at least $1.5 trillion, laying the groundwork for an all-out effort to cut Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid. House Speaker Paul Ryan and Florida Senator Marco Rubio have already promised as much in recent public statements. Blowing up the debt for tax cuts, then claiming that there’s no choice but to cut benefits for seniors is the height of hypocrisy. As proof of Republicans’ intent, the 2018 GOP budget resolution slashes nearly $500 billion from Medicare and more than $1 trillion from Medicaid.
The bill’s repeal of the Obamacare individual mandate will result in 13 million Americans losing coverage, and an average $1,500 hike in health insurance premiums for older adults aged 50-64. Adopting the miserly “Chained CPI” inflation index for calculating tax brackets and deductions could easily creep into the formula for determining Social Security cost-of-living adjustments (COLAs), which would cost retirees thousands of dollars in the long run. Unfortunately, the pleas of advocates and everyday Americans demanding that Congress abandon this cynical legislation has fallen on deaf ears. But it’s a hollow victory for the GOP. While the perpetrators of the tax scam may be popping the champagne today, next November they surely will see that voters have declared the party’s over.

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Posted by Self-Banished on Dec. 26 2017,5:51 am
^^ and what slop trough of nazism is this from :dunce:
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