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Durbin: Entitlement Reform is "On the Table," Just Don't Mention Any Specific Ideas

Cash4 Wrote: Nov 27, 2012 1:16 PM
Ok, I will be near retirement age in about 10 years. I've paid into SS and Medicare for about 40 years. What about those who started collecting from SS and Medicare through whichever program the Democrats have set up to be paid through SS and Medicare since they were 21? Never having paid into something the receive something back should be a criminal act. These programs should be brought back to what they were orginally intended for.
DelicateLoyalist Wrote: Nov 27, 2012 1:19 PM
If it is solvent then just send me my money plus interest now. Yeah, right.

The 1960 case of Fleming v. Nestor: the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that workers have no legally binding contractual rights to their Social Security benefits, and that those benefits can be cut or even eliminated at any time.

You will invariably hear over the coming weeks that our politics are broken because these damned Republicans refuse to compromise on anything.  This narrative, to put it bluntly, is a lie.  John Boehner reportedly offered hundreds of billions of dollars in new revenues during debt deal negotiations last summer (only to have Obama pull the rug out from under him), as did the GOP contingent on the 'Super Committee.'  Democrats shut down that plan, too, then refused to offer a single unified counter-proposal.  Sensing that they've backed their opponents into a corner in this dispute, liberals are aggressively...