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    Re: Panel to suggest cuts to Social Security, Medicare

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    Deficit panel leaders' plan curbs Social Security - Politics - msnbc.com

    so on and so forth. are you saying this is not the actual report?
    No, I'm saying I wanted to see the actual report if possible. I didn't know your source and wnanted to make sure it was like NRO and misrepresenting something. Unlike when called on that source, you like other sources here which strengthen your claim.

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    Re: Panel to suggest cuts to Social Security, Medicare

    Quote Originally Posted by Whovian View Post
    Bump......
    They do:

    The two were among the first to acknowledge their plan's unpopularity and to suggest it would be a nonstarter in Congress.

    "We'll both be in a witness protection program when this is all over, so look us up," Simpson told reporters. Bowles said: "We're not asking anybody to vote for this plan. This is a starting point."

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    But we do have to make choices, and balancing the budget will require cutting spending and raising taxes. Any serious discussion on cutting spending has to include medicare, SS and the military. We will have to make choices, tough choices, if we're serious.

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    Re: Panel to suggest cuts to Social Security, Medicare

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    But we do have to make choices, and balancing the budget will require cutting spending and raising taxes. Any serious discussion on cutting spending has to include medicare, SS and the military. We will have to make choices, tough choices, if we're serious.
    I do not disagree.

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    Re: Panel to suggest cuts to Social Security, Medicare

    Quote Originally Posted by Whovian View Post
    I do not disagree.
    That's a start.

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    Re: Panel to suggest cuts to Social Security, Medicare

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    That's a start.
    we've agreed before. Don't act like it's all that

    besides, it probably won't happen again for a while

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    Re: Panel to suggest cuts to Social Security, Medicare

    Quote Originally Posted by megaprogman View Post
    Well, if we are serious about reducing the deficit and possibly the debt, than someone is going to get the short end of the stick. Its simply a matter of who.
    Maybe we should "spread the pain" around and reduce everything, but target the entitlements first.
    I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on whats being proposed here, hed agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute. - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.


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    Re: Panel to suggest cuts to Social Security, Medicare

    Quote Originally Posted by Whovian View Post
    Bump......
    Would not protecting SS mean ensuring that it is sustainable as a program?
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    Re: Panel to suggest cuts to Social Security, Medicare

    Great start! There isn't much I could disagree with in this proposal.

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    Re: Panel to suggest cuts to Social Security, Medicare

    Quote Originally Posted by Ockham View Post
    Maybe we should "spread the pain" around and reduce everything, but target the entitlements first.
    Given that the vast majority of the federal budget is handouts, I think thats going to inevitably happen, no matter anyone's preference.

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    Re: Panel to suggest cuts to Social Security, Medicare

    Quote Originally Posted by Whovian View Post
    we've agreed before. Don't act like it's all that

    besides, it probably won't happen again for a while
    I was being more specific, as related to two agreeing on this particular issue. Did not mean to suggest we always disagree.

    And I agree as well that it won't happen yet.


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