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Social Security benefits to be cut in half?

Have you heard about the Republicans’ plan deemed to dramatically reduce Social Security benefits for the oldsters of America?

A high-profile Republican budget plan appears it would slash Social Security benefits in the long-run — perhaps even by up to half of what they are now, as concluded in a new study.

“The new analysis reveals that these proposals result in benefits cuts ranging from ten percent to as high as 50 percent,” Rep. Earl Pomeroy said in a statement.

“As I talk to seniors today about stretching their Social Security benefits with no cost of living adjustment in sight, they would not agree with describing cuts of this magnitude as ‘modest’.”


3 Responses to “Social Security benefits to be cut in half?”

  1. I GUESS IF THE dems are capable of it the Repubs are too. God only knows my problems started during the Bush Administration and were ignored when President Bush left Office. Now President Obama is doing my status to the end of my professional existance. I`m not sure the Government is very trustworthy after the way I have been treated.. Or after the service I have done for my country. The letdown was very unbelieveable. But The Presidential abandonment is critical and I was never told why. Or if I am still needed.

  2. Some suggest that “Social Security is going broke” is a myth. That there is no immediate Social Security crisis, that it is simply being promoted by the powers-that-be as a red-herring to trick us into agreeing to benefit cuts.

    By 2023, some say that Social Security will have a $4.6 trillion surplus (yes, trillion with a ‘T’). Meaning it can pay out all scheduled benefits for the next quarter-century with no changes whatsoever.

    With government as untrustworthy as is is, the suggestion that we are being tricked into agreeing to benefit cuts seems as believable.

  3. […] yet that is what they are doing. No one wants to have their social security benefits cut. They do not want to see their retirement benefits reduced, or their Medicare and Medicaid payments […]

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