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    Re: Trump promised to save Medicare and Social Security -- his proposed budget targets them

    Quote Originally Posted by Moonglow View Post
    The changes to SSDI occurred in January..
    Name them.

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    Re: Trump promised to save Medicare and Social Security -- his proposed budget targets them

    Quote Originally Posted by Moonglow View Post
    The changes to SSDI occurred in January..
    In December of 2019 changes were proposed. I believe that they have not yet been passed and enacted.

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    Re: Trump promised to save Medicare and Social Security -- his proposed budget targets them

    Quote Originally Posted by HumblePi View Post
    Okay, let me rephrase that. Oil control. there, is that better?
    That's not true either. We haven't fought a war to control oil. The free flow of oil to the rest of the world at free market prices has been an element of a past conflict.

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    Re: Trump promised to save Medicare and Social Security -- his proposed budget targets them

    Quote Originally Posted by HumblePi View Post
    You seem to be under the misconception that what you posted is a good thing, something redeeming for Trump's proposed tax cuts. You couldn't be more wrong. Read it again, and try to understand what it all means.

    "The budget includes $2 trillion in entitlement cuts over a decade, including plans to block-grant Medicaid and reduce its growth from 5 percent a year to 2 percent.

    Translation of the above. Block-granting these programs would strip away the federal commitment to help vulnerable individuals and families who are eligible for these programs when they need them.

    Trump wants to impose new work requirements on many of the programs, and to limit certain benefits to families.

    Though he doesn’t touch Social Security’s retirement accounts, his budget does squeeze Social Security disability insurance by restricting access for recipients.

    What do you think that translates to Trix? Go on, tell me how you disseminate that?

    The White House budget also finds savings in Medicare, but it argues this reduced spending would not come through cuts to beneficiaries but through lower provider payments.

    How difficult do you think it will be for Medicare patients to find a provider that will accept a lower reimbursement than they're already getting? Doctors will stop accepting Medicare patients.

    Democrats such as House Budget Committee Chairman John Yarmuth (D-Ky.) say even that could undermine rural hospitals that depend on Medicare payments.

    Translation: Many hospitals, particularly in rural areas of red states will close.

    You're welcome @trixare4kids
    You seem to be under the misconception that what you posted is a bad thing Trump promised to save Medicare and Social Security -- his proposed budget targets them

    I see nothing wrong with what you explained. Good path forward!
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    Re: Trump promised to save Medicare and Social Security -- his proposed budget targets them

    Quote Originally Posted by Tahuyaman View Post
    In December of 2019 changes were proposed. I believe that they have not yet been passed and enacted.
    The best place to research that is the Social Security website and since I am a SS recipient I read the new guidelines that were placed in January.
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    Re: Trump promised to save Medicare and Social Security -- his proposed budget targets them

    Quote Originally Posted by Moonglow View Post
    The best place to research that is the Social Security website and since I am a SS recipient I read the new guidelines that were placed in January.
    The subject was SSDI. That's a specific program within Social Security.

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    Re: Trump promised to save Medicare and Social Security -- his proposed budget targets them

    Quote Originally Posted by Tahuyaman View Post
    If one is concerned about the survival of those programs, one will need to recognize that reforms are needed as they are currently failing.

    There is no longer a Social Security trust fund. LBJ raided that in the 1960's to pay for the Vietnam war.
    First of all Yes Johnson put the SS fund on budget in 1960 and did use some of the money to fund the war that is correct
    and just about every President since then has used the money in the Trust fund to keep deficits/ debt down
    But it has been taken OFF budget several time since then and it was put back on budget when two Republicans and one dem. wrote a bill to do so back when Reagan was in office
    Here is some reading on the subject for you
    is there still a SS trust fund and how much is in it - Google Search
    Have a nice day

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    Re: Trump promised to save Medicare and Social Security -- his proposed budget targets them

    Quote Originally Posted by Tahuyaman View Post
    If one is concerned about the survival of those programs, one will need to recognize that reforms are needed as they are currently failing.

    There is no longer a Social Security trust fund. LBJ raided that in the 1960's to pay for the Vietnam war.
    LOL, it's not often you guys go back to LBJ more than 40 years ago to blame something on a Democrat.

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    Re: Trump promised to save Medicare and Social Security -- his proposed budget targets them

    He needs to rob the poor to pay for the tax cuts for himself. That was fairly predictable.

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