Originally Posted by whoman69
Let's make Republicans happy and raise both Medicare and SS to 100 so we never have to pay again. Its ridiculous that SS, which hasn't added anything to the deficit, is part of deficit reductions. Its also ridiculous that we need to hurt the middle class by raising the age to qualify for medicare benefits. Why is nobody talking about defense cuts when military expenditures have risen 50% since 2001. We are spending 40% of the world's total military budget. Why are we in an arms race against ourselves?
Or eliminate both programs entirely. That is ultimately what they want.