Q&A: Is Obama planning on cutting Social Security and Medicare benefits?

Question by soliton: Is Obama planning on cutting Social Security and Medicare benefits?
“Without offering any details, the White House budget director said that President Obama would soon unveil plans to reduce long-term deficits tied to soaring costs of Medicare, Social Security and other entitlement programs.”
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/08/26/business/economy/26deficit.html

Are the mythical death panels off the table?

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He’s not.

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4 Responses to “Q&A: Is Obama planning on cutting Social Security and Medicare benefits?”

  1. jamesfentress44 says:

    If the jobs market doesn’t open pretty soon, it’s God’s telling what will have to be cut. He said
    he was getting right on the unemployment problem, so us old f*rts might miss the wrath of the
    death panels, we’ll just have to wait and see, we can’t run from them anyway!

  2. Hi, I Called For This Meeting says:

    He wants to save the government money by drastically cutting assistance to older Americans, they are expendable for him

  3. Tanya says:

    So, no, he won’t be changing that any time soon. First, he would need to be rid of the folks who draw down benefits from those programs. I can’t think how he’ll do that . . ..

  4. checky says:

    There are two ways of reducing deficits.

    You can either reduce benefits.

    Or you can reduce costs.

    The Congressional Budget Office has estimated that Medicare costs can be cut by 30% just by tightening up on lax procedures. These are rampant. You can just watch TV and see ads for “The Scooter Store” that guarantees you a $ 5000 scoooter “paid for by Medicare”. And lots of ads for stuff delivered to your door free of charge, “Medicare pays all”.

    Just by my personal experience I see huge amounts of waste related to my family’s medical care.

    So, no, we don’t need any death panels, just common sense on spending.

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