Posts Tagged "Social Security"

"Social Security has nothing to do with the deficit." - President Ronald Reagan

Bloomberg News poll reveals a majority of Americans believe in Obama mandate

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  • 65% of voters believe that President Obama has a mandate to raise taxes on the wealthiest Americans after being reelected last month. That includes 45 percent of the Republicans surveyed as well.
  • 64% of voters believe that President Obama also has a mandate top protect programs like Medicare and Social Security during his next term. Considering Senate Republicans are now relying on filibusters of their own proposals related to the “fiscal cliff,” something tells us that Speaker Boehner was probably correct in telling House Republicans not to make holiday plans this year. source

“We need to look at the American people and explain to them that we’re broke," Boehner said. "If you have substantial non-Social Security income while you’re retired, why are we paying you at a time when we’re broke? We just need to be honest with people.”

Minority Leader John Boehner on ensuring there’s enough money to pay for the Afghan war and how it will require reforming the country’s entitlement system.

WaPo 

Is this a Republican, talking ‘Means Testing’ for the rich? I would love to see such an approach for our obvious deficit problems. But like Pres. Obama said, "Next year when I start presenting some very difficult choices to the country, I hope some of these folks who are hollering about deficits and debt step up, because I’m calling their bluff."