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rumor about removal of SSI and Social Security payments

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posted on Jul, 9 2008 @ 09:24 PM
I have heard from a friend, not sure how credible this is. They said one of the men that are running for president had stated they planned on getting rid of SSI and social security (ssi= suplemental security income)

many people are on ssi and social security payments for a variety of reasons.

my mother is on ssi because of mental illness.

this is why i am concerned about this.

i will not vote for someone that will put millions if not a billion americans homeless, and or forced to live in group homes or halfway houses because ssi and or social security was removed.

any information that is truthfull would be welcome

posted on Jul, 9 2008 @ 10:16 PM
reply to post by wrayth

im not sure about either candidate supporting the abolishment of SSI or Social security

but i know both support some form of reform

Reform it now, because It'll be bankrupt very soon

There is more money going out, than coming in, and its only getting worse as the larger population in this country reaches retirement age.

The sad part is social security was never set up as a form of retirement. I have no idea what happened to make it what it is today.

posted on Jul, 9 2008 @ 10:17 PM
im pretty sure there arent 1 billion americans in the world

posted on Jul, 9 2008 @ 10:19 PM
To announce that they would get rid of SSI or SS is political suicide. No candidate would do that and survive.

posted on Jul, 9 2008 @ 10:24 PM
Would never happen. Ever.

Politicians know that those who receive social security or SSI are most likely to go out and vote, because they often don't work or don't work full time. If they thought their income was going to be cut off, they would certainly vote against it. Politicians are in office because they want to stay in office, pulling something like this would get them booted out next election cycle and they'd never be let back in any political arena.

posted on Jul, 9 2008 @ 10:29 PM
You cant just sit on this. From Regan to the Bush now between ALL of the politicians they have drained the Social Security and Medicare accounts. All of them left IOUs. We have 62 Trillion in obligations last I checked so something HAS to be done. No one wants to tackle it because its going to take some tough love to do the right thing.

posted on Jul, 9 2008 @ 11:08 PM
The way Governments see the Invalid, pensioner or non-working individual is as a liability. If you don't contribute! wander off to some quiet place and die please without making a ruckass. You are a drain on their stack of money they squander or pilfer or give to big business's in return for are nothing to them.

Here in Oz they increment the pension like $2.42 a week once a year but allocate $1300 a week pay rises to Politicians who contribute nothing but more red tape and wastage than benifits to the Country.

The fact that there is a rumour ? about the USA stopping welfare is probably irrelevent with the fact inflation is doing the same thing by stealth.

posted on Jul, 10 2008 @ 12:30 AM
The conservative idea is generally to privatize SS and offer it through employers. The liberal one is to reform the current system and keep it run by government.

As it is, the current system is going to fail within the baby boomer's tail end generation. We need reform of some kind. I would prefer it to be kept Federalized and reformed.

posted on Jul, 10 2008 @ 10:17 PM
I also know that John McCain supports opening Social Security to ILLEGAL Immigrants.

Voted YES on allowing illegal aliens to participate in Social Security. (May 2006)


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