Thursday, February 12, 2015

Republicans to Cut Social Security Benefits by 19% in 2016 – First Cut With Disability Payments

You lower the benefits to the disabled; you make them homeless or starve. Then again some with 19% cut benefits will then qualify for Medicaid supplemental and Food Stamps.

Could cost more - this phony accounting trip to eventually rob the whole Social Security Trust Fund.

I have to agree with one of the comments about how Republicans feel safe in their gated communities – safe enough to fantasize and masturbate on all the people they hate on like minorities, the poor, the aged, the disabled, children…

On the very first day of the new Congress, House Republicans passed a rule, later adopted by the full House, which would prevent the common practice of rebalancing funds. What this does is lay the groundwork for a 19% cut in disability benefits.

That’s a horribly devastating cut for individuals – most of whom are in their 50’s and in poor health – to absorb beginning next year. In fact, since most disability recipients receive barely $1,200 a month, a cut of nearly 20 percent could mean the difference between affording food, medicine, clothing or paying bills. It is an unspeakable option and one that we are determined to

Earlier this month, President Obama suggested a budget that would do exactly what has been done 11 times in the past and that is to rebalance funds between the two programs. The response by the House to block that is merely an attempt to manufacture a crisis where none exists.