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Wed Jan 22, 2020, 11:55 AM

Trump Confirms Social Security and Medicare Cuts Will Be On the Table at the "End of This Year"


The following statement was issued by Richard Fiesta, Executive Director of the Alliance for Retired Americans, regarding President Trump’s acknowledgment on CNBC that he would look to cut "entitlements" if re-elected:

“After a day of hobnobbing with billionaires in Davos, President Trump publicly revealed that cuts to earned Medicare and Social Security benefits will be on the table as soon as the end of this year. The cruel irony of this scene cannot be overstated.



“While Davos billionaires may not understand the importance of Social Security and Medicare, millions of Americans who rely on the health and retirement benefits they have earned through a lifetime of hard work do.



“Social Security and Medicare are vital for a secure retirement. Americans pay the highest prescription drug prices in the world. This burden and affording other basic necessities make it harder for retirees to make ends meet. Cutting Social Security and Medicare would be a cruel disaster.



“Social Security is the only source of income for 4 in 10 older Americans. For even more retirees, Social Security provides 90% of their income. These modest earned retirement benefits average just $1,461 per month for a retired worker.



“Retirees need help, not a slap in the face. We should be working to expand Social Security and increasing benefits for current and future retirees. This can be accomplished by making the wealthiest Americans pay their fair share by lifting the arbitrary payroll tax cap.



“We can strengthen and expand Medicare by finally reining in high drug prices, which are the biggest driver of Medicare costs. H.R. 3, the Lower Drug Costs Now Act passed by the House of Representatives last year, would save taxpayers billions of dollars, cap out of pocket drug spending at $2,000 per year for retirees and add hearing, dental and vision benefits to Medicare.



“The 4.4. million members of the Alliance for Retired Americans will make sure all retirees know what the president said today before they vote in November.”

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Reply Trump Confirms Social Security and Medicare Cuts Will Be On the Table at the "End of This Year" (Original post)
Omaha Steve Jan 22 OP
dalton99a Jan 22 #1
gratuitous Jan 22 #2
hlthe2b Jan 22 #3
Lisa0825 Jan 22 #4
Girard442 Jan 22 #5
John Fante Jan 22 #6
Girard442 Jan 22 #10
Takket Jan 22 #15
John Fante Jan 23 #16
Wellstone ruled Jan 22 #7
sakabatou Jan 22 #8
bdamomma Jan 22 #12
Talitha Jan 22 #9
smirkymonkey Jan 22 #11
bdamomma Jan 22 #13
smirkymonkey Jan 22 #14
Liberal In Texas Jan 23 #17
irisblue Jan 23 #18

Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Wed Jan 22, 2020, 11:56 AM

1. Spread this far and wide.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Wed Jan 22, 2020, 12:03 PM

2. Those Republican tax cuts aren't paying for themselves (again)

Billionaires need more money. It's time for the greedy geezers to share some of the pain. Why, did you know that some retirees actually live in houses with refrigerators and microwaves? It's rumored that some of them may even have a high definition TV! Obviously when you're living that high on the hog, you can stand a few cuts here and there in your standard of living.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Wed Jan 22, 2020, 12:04 PM

3. Yet some of our candidates' surrogates prefer to accuse other DEM candidates, rather than

the ONE all-but-assured Presidential opponent we KNOW will destroy SS and Medicare.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Wed Jan 22, 2020, 12:16 PM

5. After he's acquitted in the Senate, he'll be a dictator.

He could cancel Social Security and Medicare outright if he wants to. Who would stop him?

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Response to Girard442 (Reply #5)

Wed Jan 22, 2020, 12:27 PM

6. Don't be so melodramatic.

The House would never approve cuts to Medicare and social security.

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Response to John Fante (Reply #6)

Wed Jan 22, 2020, 04:47 PM

10. Ummmm.....Dictator.

Trump writes an executive order suspending the sending of SS checks because of an extreme financial emergency and Mnuchin (or somebody) does it. So we, what, impeach him some more?

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Response to Girard442 (Reply #10)

Wed Jan 22, 2020, 06:58 PM

15. Congress would file suit and the courts would throw his order out

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Response to Girard442 (Reply #10)

Thu Jan 23, 2020, 02:05 PM

16. I wish he would do that.

Not only would the EO be meaningless, the ads against Trump and the Republicans would write themselves.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Wed Jan 22, 2020, 12:27 PM

7. Hey Buddy,you just touched the

third rail of never getting reelected as well as every Rethug.

Noticed in his daily stand up piece. Hey had Mnuchin and Kudlow at his side. Kudlow used to be a major cheerleader of trashing SS and any-other Social Program.

Go go Orange Anus,go for it.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Wed Jan 22, 2020, 12:28 PM

8. He takes glee in Americans dying

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Response to sakabatou (Reply #8)

Wed Jan 22, 2020, 06:34 PM

12. oh yes he does

he is vindictive and vengeful. He would do it too.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Wed Jan 22, 2020, 01:17 PM

9. He's blowin' a smoke screen because his sorry, impeached ass is on trial.

"End of this year"... so he's got crystal balls, huh?

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Wed Jan 22, 2020, 06:19 PM

11. The Dems need to make a commercial about this and it needs to play all day, every day for the

last 3 months before the election. This is what will sink him.

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Response to smirkymonkey (Reply #11)

Wed Jan 22, 2020, 06:36 PM

13. Yea

Steyer and Bloomberg have enough money to have plenty of ads.

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Response to bdamomma (Reply #13)

Wed Jan 22, 2020, 06:51 PM

14. That is where they should direct their money.

Neither of them will win, so they should submerge their egos and do something that would really be effective at getting rid of Trump and the republicans. All the republicans want to kill SS and Medicare, it's not only Trump, but if he wins, it will most certainly become a reality.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Thu Jan 23, 2020, 06:00 PM

17. Democrats need to get this message out often and loudly to seniors.

Every election ad running after the convention needs to point this out. Every. Time.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Thu Jan 23, 2020, 06:07 PM

18. But at 4:08 pm,today Donny tweeted

Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) Tweeted:
Democrats are going to destroy your Social Security. I have totally left it alone, as promised, and will save it!




LyingLiarWhoLies



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