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    Florida GOP sweats over Social Security

    Florida Republicans want the GOP presidential field to tread lightly on the subjects of Social Security and Medicare. Very, very lightly.


    Florida GOP sweats over Social Security - Alexander Burns - POLITICO.com

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    Re: Florida GOP sweats over Social Security

    Anyone who openly talks about any change for those who are on SS or about to be will be putting their political future st risk not only in Florida, but in all 57 States. Sorry, 50 States I was channeling Obama there for a second.

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    Re: Florida GOP sweats over Social Security

    Those already on SS and Medicaid, etc. have no reason to worry for themselves, do they?

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    Re: Florida GOP sweats over Social Security

    This is hardly news, and more falls under the "no kidding" category. But, it is the typical arguement when it comes to the GOP (or the Tea Party) when it comes to government spending. The party stands for reductions in government spending, just so long as it is not the spending that directly impacts them. That is a real problem as entitlements are in need of reform (especially since we have more of them now with Obamacare.)

    Social Security, as an entitlement debate topic, has come under considerable heat in recent times and at some point reform is needed no matter what Florida's electoral votes say on this. However, that reform will never happen so long as both parties use Social Security as a political tool against their opposition. It is just fact, Republicans will continue to push for reforms to entitlements as a matter of spending. Democrats will continue to lie about Republicans wanting to take all the Senior's checks away.

    I would not be surprised to see entitlements trump the economy when it comes to talking points post the Republican nomination going up against Obama. Said another way, have the economy and jobs get derailed by partisan politics of entitlements with plenty of false accusations across the spectrum on what is going on with them and the intention of each party with them. But again, reforms are needed as the math is just there supporting all entitlements are headed for rough times (even though we do not have consensus on exactly when.)

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    Re: Florida GOP sweats over Social Security

    Quote Originally Posted by lpast View Post
    Florida Republicans want the GOP presidential field to tread lightly on the subjects of Social Security and Medicare. Very, very lightly.


    Florida GOP sweats over Social Security - Alexander Burns - POLITICO.com
    that must be why Marco Rubio was so hesitant to mention it in his Senate race, eh?

    old rules slowly apply alot less. sorry MediScarers.

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    Re: Florida GOP sweats over Social Security

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    that must be why Marco Rubio was so hesitant to mention it in his Senate race, eh?

    old rules slowly apply alot less. sorry MediScarers.
    wishful thinking cp and as usual you conveniently avoid evidence that is contrary to what you want ...but I still love you marine....semper fi

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    Re: Florida GOP sweats over Social Security

    Quote Originally Posted by nota bene View Post
    Those already on SS and Medicaid, etc. have no reason to worry for themselves, do they?

    Hidden in the ryan plan for example...was 10 yrs after it would be instituted there would be a huge surcharge copayment to all on medicare starting at 300.00 per person 600 per senior couple and scaled to rise as costs rise.

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    Re: Florida GOP sweats over Social Security

    =OrphanSlug;1059826173]This is hardly news, and more falls under the "no kidding" category. But, it is the typical arguement when it comes to the GOP (or the Tea Party) when it comes to government spending. The party stands for reductions in government spending, just so long as it is not the spending that directly impacts them. That is a real problem as entitlements are in need of reform (especially since we have more of them now with Obamacare.)

    Social Security, as an entitlement debate topic, has come under considerable heat in recent times and at some point reform is needed no matter what Florida's electoral votes say on this. However, that reform will never happen so long as both parties use Social Security as a political tool against their opposition. It is just fact, Republicans will continue to push for reforms to entitlements as a matter of spending. Democrats will continue to lie about Republicans wanting to take all the Senior's checks away.
    Thing is so many people today are receiving some kind of assistance because of the economy and high unemployment.

    The Democrats are high gear with the lies because they can't stand the thought of their Messiah being held to account for all the lies and mistakes he's made.

    Obama has been every bit as bas as Carter and what's worse is Carter thought he was doing the right things for the right reasons with Obama who knows what his real game plan is, he changes direction so often.

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    Re: Florida GOP sweats over Social Security

    Quote Originally Posted by Councilman View Post
    Anyone who openly talks about any change for those who are on SS or about to be will be putting their political future st risk not only in Florida, but in all 57 States. Sorry, 50 States I was channeling Obama there for a second.
    You sir are more correct than most of the teaparty cheerleaders on this forum....what they dont realize is the more these youngsters chomp at the bit to get at SS and medicare to rip it up...the more the seniors will dig in....I know there is for some youngsters a belief that seniors are for the most part braindead and/or dumb as doornails...and dont realize whats going on around them...just the opposite is true...they have the time to pay attention and know precisely whats going on all around them....

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    Re: Florida GOP sweats over Social Security

    Quote Originally Posted by lpast View Post
    wishful thinking cp and as usual you conveniently avoid evidence that is contrary to what you want
    it's a gift. however, it remains a fact that even after an atrocious debate performance the straw poll in Florida still went more for Perry than Romney, and it remains a fact that Marco Rubio campaigned on entitlement reform, and beat not only a sitting governor, but then won a three-way-race. Entitlement reform is no longer a third rail of American Politics, and in Republican circles, not grasping it might be more dangerous than doing so.


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    uurrah. have a good one, old timer.

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