Comments on: How cuts to Social Security Administration will hurt you http://blogs.reuters.com/reuters-wealth/2011/10/14/how-cuts-to-social-security-administration-will-hurt-you/ Fri, 05 Dec 2014 11:27:18 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: BellaMarie http://blogs.reuters.com/reuters-wealth/2011/10/14/how-cuts-to-social-security-administration-will-hurt-you/comment-page-1/#comment-8632 Mon, 24 Oct 2011 18:26:01 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/reuters-money/?p=20907#comment-8632 quote: social security for their sole retirement? unquote.

In my neck of the country mills have been shutting down left and right past several years. I personally know about 80 nice older gentlemen who were all at diff.mills, all very close to retiring, when the mills shut down and everyone lost their pensions.

That unfortunately is the start, so many people depending on SS…..

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By: minipaws http://blogs.reuters.com/reuters-wealth/2011/10/14/how-cuts-to-social-security-administration-will-hurt-you/comment-page-1/#comment-8502 Mon, 17 Oct 2011 09:49:45 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/reuters-money/?p=20907#comment-8502 Near Peoria, IL, the govt. is building an $800,000,000 Eastern Bypass even though tri-county population has decreased since 1980. And you want to cut social security??? In govt., the right hand doesn’t know what the left hand is doing!

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By: 11220800 http://blogs.reuters.com/reuters-wealth/2011/10/14/how-cuts-to-social-security-administration-will-hurt-you/comment-page-1/#comment-8501 Mon, 17 Oct 2011 09:07:27 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/reuters-money/?p=20907#comment-8501 what person in their right mind will rely on social security for their sole retirement?!?! social security is a dying system and everybody knows that. What makes the government think that they can dig into our pockets and have a “required” retirement. Social security should be optional. period. In california we are laying off state jobs (the most stable industry) and cutting wages. If we can do that then we can definately postpone the age when you get your S.S. check. We are all taking cuts-why cant old farts take a cut?? oh… because there is a large percentage of old voters. Neither of the parties can piss off the old folks cause then they wud lose support and recieve critisism. It is OBVIOUS that the system will fail. i dont think S.S. has a choice but to postpone the age at which you recieve S.S. checks. I am 18 years old, conservative/ slight libertarian leaning. enlighten me. My philosophy changes every day :)

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By: Intriped http://blogs.reuters.com/reuters-wealth/2011/10/14/how-cuts-to-social-security-administration-will-hurt-you/comment-page-1/#comment-8500 Mon, 17 Oct 2011 05:14:24 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/reuters-money/?p=20907#comment-8500 Alan Simpson, Senator from Wyoming , Co-Chair of Obama’s deficit commission, calls senior citizens the Greediest Generation as he compared “Social Security” to a Milk Cow with 310 million teats.
Here’s a response in a letter from PATTY MYERS in Montana … I think she is a little ticked off! She also tells it like it is!

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“Hey Alan, let’s get a few things straight..

1. As a career politician, you have been on the public dole for FIFTY YEARS.

2. I have been paying Social Security taxes for 48 YEARS (since I was 15 years old. I am now 63).

3 My Social Security payments, and those of millions of other Americans, were safely tucked away in an interest bearing account for decades until you political pukes decided to raid the account and give OUR money to a bunch of zero ambition losers in return for votes, thus bankrupting the system and turning Social Security into a Ponzi scheme that would have made Bernie Madoff proud..

4. Recently, just like Lucy & Charlie Brown, you and your ilk pulled the proverbial football away from millions of American seniors nearing retirement and moved the goalposts for full retirement from age 65 to age 67. NOW, you and your shill commission is proposing to move the goalposts YET AGAIN.

5. I, and millions of other Americans, have been paying into Medicare from Day One, and now you morons propose to change the rules of the game. Why? Because you idiots mismanaged other parts of the economy to such an extent that you need to steal money from Medicare to pay the bills.

6. I, and millions of other Americans, have been paying income taxes our entire lives, and now you propose to increase our taxes yet again. Why? Because you incompetent bastards spent our money so profligately that you just kept on spending even after you ran out of money. Now, you come to the American taxpayers and say you need more to pay off YOUR debt.
To add insult to injury, you label us “greedy” for calling “bullshit” on your incompetence. Well, Captain Bullshit, I have a few questions for YOU.

1. How much money have you earned from the American taxpayers during your pathetic 50-year political career?

2. At what age did you retire from your pathetic political career, and how much are you receiving in annual retirement benefits from the American taxpayers?

3. How much do you pay for YOUR government provided health insurance?

4. What cuts in YOUR retirement and healthcare benefits are you proposing in your disgusting deficit reduction proposal, or, as usual, have you exempted yourself and your political cronies?

It is you, Captain Bullshit, and your political co-conspirators called Congress who are the “greedy” ones. It is you and your fellow nutcases who have bankrupted America and stolen the American dream from millions of loyal, patriotic taxpayers. And for what? Votes. That’s right, sir. You and yours have bankrupted America for the sole purpose of advancing your pathetic political careers. You know it, we know it, and you know that we know it.

And you can take that to the bank, you miserable son of a bitch.

If you like the way things are in America delete this. If you agree with what a fellow Montana citizen Patty Myers says, PASS IT ON!!!!

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By: Wassup http://blogs.reuters.com/reuters-wealth/2011/10/14/how-cuts-to-social-security-administration-will-hurt-you/comment-page-1/#comment-8496 Mon, 17 Oct 2011 03:31:54 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/reuters-money/?p=20907#comment-8496 I don’t feel well represented as a citizen of the USA. As a “Boomer” I don’t think our plight is a priority, even though we bought and paid for our Social Security. We need to make change as a majority and quit rolling over to the edicts of this President and his puppett Congress on the way this government treats us. Vote your freedom in November, 2012. Let’s dump these corporate money representatives disguised as our government.

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By: Marla http://blogs.reuters.com/reuters-wealth/2011/10/14/how-cuts-to-social-security-administration-will-hurt-you/comment-page-1/#comment-8495 Mon, 17 Oct 2011 01:31:12 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/reuters-money/?p=20907#comment-8495 The best way to judge a government is by how well it cares for its citizens. I think we get a failing grade.

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By: Bartolo http://blogs.reuters.com/reuters-wealth/2011/10/14/how-cuts-to-social-security-administration-will-hurt-you/comment-page-1/#comment-8494 Mon, 17 Oct 2011 00:52:44 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/reuters-money/?p=20907#comment-8494 I agree with Wassup, but how many people will receive this information??

The House can do this because it will be largely under the general radar.

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By: libertadormg http://blogs.reuters.com/reuters-wealth/2011/10/14/how-cuts-to-social-security-administration-will-hurt-you/comment-page-1/#comment-8493 Mon, 17 Oct 2011 00:51:06 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/reuters-money/?p=20907#comment-8493 As all power and money continues to aggregate and accumulate in ever smaller numbers of people, the pace quickens to the eventual day when we begin a new system, a new game as it were, and we begin the game anew with all of us equal.

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By: fred5407 http://blogs.reuters.com/reuters-wealth/2011/10/14/how-cuts-to-social-security-administration-will-hurt-you/comment-page-1/#comment-8492 Mon, 17 Oct 2011 00:29:55 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/reuters-money/?p=20907#comment-8492 If a government or an individual, or a country wants to get poor it fails to take care of the widows, orphans, and the elderly. This is so because that is the way it works. Just read history and when the rich tried to grab all the land, and the money, the country ended up in poverty or taken over.

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By: txgadfly http://blogs.reuters.com/reuters-wealth/2011/10/14/how-cuts-to-social-security-administration-will-hurt-you/comment-page-1/#comment-8491 Sun, 16 Oct 2011 23:58:50 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/reuters-money/?p=20907#comment-8491 This is unacceptable.

It is time to forever destroy the ability of the US Government to wage wars of aggression again. We simply do not need to invade any more countries which have not attacked us. Period. Possessing offensive capabilities simply destroys our country, and has for more than 50 years. If they can invade someone, they will.

Scap all but 2 big aircraft carriers. Scrap 3 out of 4 “junior” carriers, which we call “assault ships” but are just like what the British, French, Russians, and Chinese call aircraft carriers. Possessing these weapons is clearly something we cannot handle. Put a maximum head count for the military, including armed contractors, of less than half of our current total. Close all but 5 foreign military bases withing 3 years. Get out of NATO and all other military alliances or commitments. Almost all of this was paid for with stolen FICA “insurance” premiums.

Ok. Now can I have my Social Security check, please? Or don’t any of you political parasites want to keep your jobs? Maybe we cannot afford you either.

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