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    Re: 5 Myths That Pass For Facts About Social Security

    Quote Originally Posted by JoeTheEconomist View Post
    I think you are talking about different things. SSI is a welfare program run by the SSA. People tend to think that it is part of Social Security, and it isn't. You may be right, but you are discussing apples and he is talking about oranges.
    I wasnt the one that brought up SSI. https://www.debatepolitics.com/gover...post1067379653

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    Re: 5 Myths That Pass For Facts About Social Security

    Quote Originally Posted by SouthernDemocrat View Post
    Total Medicare and Medicaid (seniors account for a lot of Medicaid spending) outlays 2015 was 1158 Billion compared to SS at 905 billion. As inflation rates for the healthcare sector far exceeds the rest of the economy, the problem will only get worse.
    Medicare and Medicaid are different programs. When we consolidate the programs I would agree with you. The cost of the delivery of healthcare is absurd.

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    Re: 5 Myths That Pass For Facts About Social Security

    Quote Originally Posted by FreedomFromAll View Post
    I wasnt the one that brought up SSI. https://www.debatepolitics.com/gover...post1067379653
    I know. It just seems that two people are talking about different things. I am pretty confident that at 6K a month, he is talking about retirement benefits. And his feel for the direction of Social Security isn't terribly far off. Here is where you introduced SSI in its actual form.

    Quote Originally Posted by FreedomFromAll View Post
    Im thinking that you are mistaking Supplemental Security Income (SSI) for something else.

    https://www.ssa.gov/ssi/text-income-ussi.htm
    I am only suggesting that the two of you are talking about different things.

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    Re: 5 Myths That Pass For Facts About Social Security

    Quote Originally Posted by JoeTheEconomist View Post
    I know. It just seems that two people are talking about different things. I am pretty confident that at 6K a month, he is talking about retirement benefits. And his feel for the direction of Social Security isn't terribly far off. Here is where you introduced SSI in its actual form.



    I am only suggesting that the two of you are talking about different things.
    I knew we were and that was my damn point. That is what I meant when I point blankly said: "Im thinking that you are mistaking Supplemental Security Income (SSI) for something else."

    Why do you feel the need to point out my own damn point to me? Did you think that I didnt notice what I said?

    As far as the 6k part matters its a moot point since a lot of people never reach the rising retirement age anyways. Neither of my parents lived long enough to draw social security.

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