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EraOfResponsibility Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-15-09 09:07 PM
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Will Obama cut SSDI?
Next month Obama will work on his budget and he's looking at entitlement spending. Does this mean he will cut disability?
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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-15-09 09:08 PM
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1. Hell_If_I_Know
:hide:


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NYC_SKP Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-15-09 09:11 PM
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3. I had that exact thought...
But then started thinking about the actual question and saw that you beat me to it.

I'm so ADD!

Oooh, pickles!
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NYC_SKP Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-15-09 09:12 PM
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6. Cut it, no, I don't think so. Raise the cap on SS, definitely.
How disability payments are related, I'm not sure.
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snowbear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-15-09 09:11 PM
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4. LOL babylon...
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EraOfResponsibility Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-15-09 09:25 PM
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12. LOL!!
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snowbear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-15-09 09:10 PM
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2. My guess would be no.. that he's looking to cut wasteful spending..
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-- not programs like that.
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rvablue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-15-09 10:59 PM
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18. Off topic: Where in the hell did you get the "line time veto" emoticon? I love it! n/t
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snowbear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-15-09 11:54 PM
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25. Is that was that is?
.
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It's from: http://www.cosgan.de/smilie.php

Just scroll through all the categories and you'll find tons of freebie smileys!
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sandnsea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-15-09 09:11 PM
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5. I think he proposed a benefit
In the stimulus package. He's one of the few who has ever even mentioned those on social security or disability so I seriously doubt he'll decrease SSDI. It needs to be raised.

Entitlement spending includes a lot more than social security. People are going to have to decide what their priorities are.
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EraOfResponsibility Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-15-09 09:15 PM
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What else does it include?
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Hawkeye-X Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-16-09 02:26 PM
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42. If anything AT all - the SSDI needs to be increased
in line with the ACTUAL COLA.

5.3% for this year isn't enough.

Hawkeye-X
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IsItJustMe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-15-09 09:14 PM
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7. SSDI and Social Security will be in the same boat, what ever he does.
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EraOfResponsibility Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-15-09 10:10 PM
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14. what does that mean?
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Thrill Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-15-09 09:15 PM
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8. No. Not a chance
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snowbear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-15-09 09:15 PM
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9. Now if McGramps and McMoose would have won...
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It would've "cut baby cut" ..
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firedupdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-15-09 09:17 PM
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10. I don't think he would touch it. n/t
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hedgehog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-15-09 09:23 PM
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11. If he's as smart asI think he is, he'll raise it!
One of the reasons we have Social Security in the first place was a need to get money into the pockets of people who'd go out and spend it!
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EraOfResponsibility Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-15-09 09:54 PM
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13. Yes, I sure hope so. :) that would be wonderful
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Irishonly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-15-09 10:17 PM
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15. I hope you guys are right
I panic every time I hear him talk of entitlement cuts. My husband and I are both disabled and barely make it as it is. I go without medication at times because we need food and to pay the utilities.
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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-15-09 10:29 PM
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16. He's not going to be taking money away from disabled people.
If there's even a hint of that, we would have to let him know he's wrong immediately. I think he's trying to make everyone's lot in life better, not worse.
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Irishonly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-16-09 09:27 AM
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38. A lot of disabled people have lived in fear these last eight years
My head thinks you are right but sometimes fear takes over. I belong to a group of disabled people and it's been horrific for people trying to get disability. Sometimes you cry when you read about the hell they are going through. Boosh made policies that make it more difficult to receive benefits.

The raise we received just barely covers the higher cost of my medication, the rise in utilities and food. When gas was over four dollars a gallon here we became hermits. The fact the democrats passed the children's health bill despite the gross obstructionist poop heads helped a little.
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Hawkeye-X Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-16-09 02:27 PM
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43. Also, need a Medicare overhaul AGAIN
this time, to include prescription drugs FREE of charge, not some lame PLAN D.

Hawkeye-X
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EraOfResponsibility Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-15-09 11:47 PM
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24. same here
that shit makes me nervous.
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Enthusiast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-16-09 05:07 AM
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32. Maybe he will take measures
to rein in the cost of our pharmaceuticals. God knows there is no justification for these prices.
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Irishonly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-16-09 09:20 AM
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37. I am hoping that's what he is talking about
Before the medicare drug plan I didn't have a cap with my supplemental. After the cap most of my medications went up and I have watched my cap be lowered. This year is the first year it has stayed the same.
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BlooInBloo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-15-09 10:44 PM
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17. Yes. He's betrayed all of America.
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Sinistrous Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-15-09 11:01 PM
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19. WOW !
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BlooInBloo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-15-09 11:11 PM
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20. It's very sad. I feel so used.
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cliffordu Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-15-09 11:18 PM
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21. Me, too....just violated, I tell ya....
:rofl:
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EraOfResponsibility Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-15-09 11:47 PM
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23. Why the snark? It's a legit question
damn. lol
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BlooInBloo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-16-09 01:00 AM
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27. You're right - sorry. By the way - do you know if Obama's going to give the country to the Chinese?
Edited on Fri Jan-16-09 01:00 AM by BlooInBloo
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EraOfResponsibility Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-16-09 04:49 AM
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29. lol
alright, I get it, sheesh. :lol:
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JVS Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-16-09 05:16 AM
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33. Excellent pre-emptive criticism! It's so dissentispatrioticlicious
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BlooInBloo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-16-09 11:08 AM
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39. I heart that word.
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bridgit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-15-09 11:45 PM
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22. No doubt the guidelines should be reviewed for the entitlement...
My X receives SSDI and has for years and I know him to nothing more than 'a player' dragging the system down to where he is
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Occam Bandage Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-16-09 12:08 AM
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26. No. He's only looking for waste, inefficiency, and fraud. He has not suggested cutting any benefits.
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JeffR Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-16-09 01:02 AM
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28. No he won't n/t
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elleng Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-16-09 04:57 AM
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30. No
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Enthusiast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-16-09 05:04 AM
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31. What could possibly justify
cutting SSDI when we currently spend more on the military than the entire world combined? He will seek to raise SSDI payments to reasonable levels.
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mmonk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-16-09 06:03 AM
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34. I hope not. We can scrap a few bombs for the MIC and make a difference
in citizens' lives.
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berni_mccoy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-16-09 07:01 AM
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35. I smell something funny
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Vinca Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-16-09 07:06 AM
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36. Of course he's not going to cut disability benefits.
What do you think he is, a Republican?
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WI_DEM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-16-09 11:08 AM
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40. I don't think he will even attempt to cut SSDI
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DemBones DemBones Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-16-09 12:33 PM
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41. All he needs to do is remove the income cap and

tax all the income of the rich. If you make more then $90,000 a year, I think you can afford to be taxed on all of it, not just that first $90,000.

Cutting SSDI would be ridiculous. I don't know how people live on SSDI as it is.
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