Obama won’t endorse raising retirement age or reducing Social Security benefits

This really should have been a given, not a cliff hanger.  At a time when people are hurting economically, when food prices are rising, housing prices continue to tank and gas prices going through the roof, lowering social security benefits shouldn’t be an option.  It really shouldn’t EVER be an option.  The government needs to take its greedy paws out of the social security piggy bank and make sure it’s solvent.

President Obama has decided not to endorse his deficit commission’s recommendation to raise the retirement age, and otherwise reduce Social Security benefits, in Tuesday’s State of the Union address, cheering liberals and drawing a stark line between the White House and key Republicans in Congress.

Over the weekend, the White House informed Democratic lawmakers and advocates for seniors that Obama will emphasize the need to reduce record deficits in the speech, but that he will not call for reducing spending on Social Security – the single largest federal program – as part of that effort.

Liberals, who have been alarmed by Obama’s recent to shift to the center and his effort to court the nation’s business community, applauded the decision, arguing that Social Security cuts are neither necessary to reduce current deficits nor a wise move politically. Polls show that large majorities of Americans in both parties – even in households that identify themselves as part of the tea party movement – oppose cuts to Social Security.

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5 Responses to Obama won’t endorse raising retirement age or reducing Social Security benefits

  1. skyagunsta says:

    “Obama has decided not to…? You mean the primma donna snubbed his nose at the money grabbers? Like you said. This should have never been and should never be, really, under consideration…
    But if you get a hold of a Medicare 2011 handbookd and compare it to one a Medicare Handbook of 2008 or 2009 you will see how much the primma donna doesn’t need to worry. The 2011 Handbook is no longer a Medicare Handbook it reads more like a propaganda for all of the other insurance companies out there.

  2. Wizcon says:

    SS will be the last creditor to get paid back by the US Government.
    Yesterday Lorelei Kelly was on NPR talking about our national security. Our biggest threat is not external but internal. Cutting things like SS, education, health care weakens us. It is not a matter of military might.
    I will post the link to the show when they put it up.

    skyagunsta Reply:

    @Wizcon, Wiz you are so right on target! The stupid bastards who have the reigns of power either don’t enough to know all the harm they are causing this nation, or they just don’t care. High Fives Wiz. You hit the nail on the head!

    timesr Reply:

    @Wizcon, “Our biggest threat is not external but internal. Cutting things like SS, education, health care weakens us.”

    Absolutely! Thomas Jefferson believed the only way we could remain free was to be educated.

    Sage Reply:

    I agree. Bill Maher has been talking about what is truly patriotic and that is supporting the things that make our citizens more educate, healthier and more prosperous.

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