Should you be worried about Social Se...

Should you be worried about Social Security and Medicare?

There are 81 comments on the The Virginian-Pilot story from Jun 9, 2018, titled Should you be worried about Social Security and Medicare?. In it, The Virginian-Pilot reports that:

An unexpected weakening in the finances of Social Security and Medicare has raised concern about the bedrock programs for the middle class. The problems may only keep getting worse in a time of political tension and deep partisan divisions.

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anonymous

Los Angeles, CA

#1 Jun 9, 2018
The stockholders demand the money. Our government will deliver, I'm sure.
Strange Days

Peabody, MA

#3 Jun 9, 2018
Who know what will happen when Russia annexes the United States.
Impeach the Creep

Madison, WI

#4 Jun 9, 2018
The bottom-line message from the 2016 Trustees report for current and future Social Security beneficiaries: Social Security isnít running out of money

https://www.forbes.com/sites/nextavenue/2016/...
Kilroy

Edison, NJ

#5 Jun 9, 2018
Nice article

I hope Trump keeps his promise and doesn't let his advisors turn him in the direction of privatization.
anonymous

Brooklyn, NY

#6 Jun 10, 2018
Kilroy wrote:
Nice article

I hope Trump keeps his promise and doesn't let his advisors turn him in the direction of privatization.
The stockholders command and Trump will obey.
Used to be a Democrat

United States

#7 Jun 10, 2018
With Obama spending more in 8 years, then every president combined over a 250 year period, itís unlikely we can afford to fix these problems.
Impeach the Creep

Madison, WI

#8 Jun 10, 2018
Used to be a Democrat wrote:
With Obama spending more in 8 years, then every president combined over a 250 year period, itís unlikely we can afford to fix these problems.
LOL!!

With tRump approving more spending than every president combined over a 250 year period, itís unlikely we will ever fix these problems.
Sandra

Deer Park, TX

#9 Jun 10, 2018
Impeach the Creep wrote:
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LOL!!

With tRump approving more spending than every president combined over a 250 year period, itís unlikely we will ever fix these problems.
Maybe he can take all of the money out of Social Security and Medicare and build the fking wall. In his warped mind this would make America great again, but not for the elderly, sick and disabled.......
Kilroy

Edison, NJ

#11 Jun 10, 2018
Trumps budget for 2018

833 billion

2019 expected budget

984 billion

see where this is going ?

Obama budget in his last 5 years

was less than Trumps 833 budget and he wanted more espcially for that wall

Before you get in a fit yes he has a 3 trillion dollar budgets but that was after bush left him a Trillion dollar budget. OB also had the stimilus package in his budget estimates that seem to have worked. He wall also left the war in Iraq and Afganistan

“Yeah, but...”

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MILKY WAY

#12 Jun 10, 2018
Impeach the Creep wrote:
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LOL!!

With tRump approving more spending than every president combined over a 250 year period, itís unlikely we will ever fix these problems.
You posit a lie and use that lie to suggest a problem that you claim cannot be solved.
Is it because you believe that spending more on Social Security and Medicare won't solve the problem?
What, then, would solve the problem?
Sarcasm Rules

Peabody, MA

#13 Jun 10, 2018
Used to be a Democrat wrote:
With Obama spending more in 8 years, then every president combined over a 250 year period, itís unlikely we can afford to fix these problems.
Donít worry, I am sure Putin has a plan to make sure all hard working Americans will retire comfortably.
Life long Democrat

Salem, MA

#14 Jun 10, 2018
Impeach the Creep wrote:
<quoted text>

LOL!!

With tRump approving more spending than every president combined over a 250 year period, itís unlikely we will ever fix these problems.
Way to go. If we keep up lies like this, we will fool a lot more idiots to vote for our candidates.
We really need people like you to do the hard work for the Democratic Party, thank you.
Life long Democrat

Salem, MA

#15 Jun 10, 2018
Kilroy wrote:
Trumps budget for 2018

833 billion

2019 expected budget

984 billion

see where this is going ?

Obama budget in his last 5 years

was less than Trumps 833 budget and he wanted more espcially for that wall

Before you get in a fit yes he has a 3 trillion dollar budgets but that was after bush left him a Trillion dollar budget. OB also had the stimilus package in his budget estimates that seem to have worked. He wall also left the war in Iraq and Afganistan
Agree with all of this made up stuff. We needed the 10 Trillion Obama spent.
How else could we have had 94 million people on welfare, and a health care plan that cost 20 percent more every year? The faster we bankrupt these greedy Americans, the faster we will own power forever, over the American people.
Keep up the good propaganda.
Life long Democrat

Salem, MA

#16 Jun 10, 2018
Sarcasm Rules wrote:
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Donít worry, I am sure Putin has a plan to make sure all hard working Americans will retire comfortably.
Good work. We socialists need to keep Up the propaganda.
Hammer it home comrade.
Life long Democrat

Salem, MA

#17 Jun 10, 2018
Strange Days wrote:
Who know what will happen when Russia annexes the United States.
Great work comrade.
Say What

Dalton, GA

#18 Jun 10, 2018
Life long Democrat wrote:
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Good work. We socialists need to keep Up the propaganda.
Hammer it home comrade.
You have no clue. BTW I used to live in Salem and Peabody. Revere, Ipswich, Danvers....
Life long Democrat

Salem, MA

#19 Jun 10, 2018
Say What wrote:
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You have no clue. BTW I used to live in Salem and Peabody. Revere, Ipswich, Danvers....
You must have found a better job opportunity in a red state.
Boy does this burn my ass.
Lizzy Warren is right, we need to tell every American that that tax cut they got, is really a bad thing for them. Socialists would do a much better job with their extra money, then they would.
Life long Democrat

Salem, MA

#20 Jun 10, 2018
Used to be a Democrat wrote:
With Obama spending more in 8 years, then every president combined over a 250 year period, itís unlikely we can afford to fix these problems.
You really need to stop telling people this. Itís irresponsible to trash a US president, even if what your saying is 100 percent true, bastard!
Say What

Dalton, GA

#21 Jun 10, 2018
Life long Democrat wrote:
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You must have found a better job opportunity in a red state.
Boy does this burn my ass.
Lizzy Warren is right, we need to tell every American that that tax cut they got, is really a bad thing for them. Socialists would do a much better job with their extra money, then they would.
Nope, I went home. Mass. is a lot like Cali. in that it leads the country in change that is good for all. Like Romneys healthcare plan. Are you are carpet bagger? Wicked Pissah!!
Life Long Democrat

Salem, MA

#22 Jun 10, 2018
Say What wrote:
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Nope, I went home. Mass. is a lot like Cali. in that it leads the country in change that is good for all. Like Romneys healthcare plan. Are you are carpet bagger? Wicked Pissah!!
No, Iím a communist that believes that the government should control your every move.
It just pisses me off that when these A hole conservative Presidents cut taxes, that Americans believe they are doing better, just because they get more money to spend, and better benefits.
We almost got there, when Obama spent more in 10 years, then every president combined did in 250 years.
I was convinced that it would have bankrupted every greedy American. Had Hilly got elected, she would have raised taxes to get the job done.
Iím so happy that California and Massachusetts have so many sanctuary cities. It protects all of the foreigners that vote for our party.
So what if it protects the illegal alien drug dealers. I can live with a few thousand drug overdoses, if it protects our constituents and cause.
After all, we are all part of the human race, be it dead from an overdose capitalist, or a believer in dictatorships, like you and I.

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