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Originally posted by David9176
reply to post by jibeho
This is nothing new. He had already put them on the table earlier in negotiations.
What's going to happen now?
The special committee that they are setting is up is going to recommend changing how much benefits seniors receive, and it's also going to raise the age you can draw from 65 to 67.
There are some Democrats completely against this, and I'm betting there are some Republicans who also wouldn't dare voting on a such a measure.
In any regard, the elderly, sick, and poor are going to have to take the hits to pay for tax cuts that were never actually payed for...along with 2 wars.
Many of the posters here sat idly by as Bush ran up the deficits, passed Medicare part D which has put it in huge debt. IMO I believe it was passed to destroy it.