Q&A: If GOP said Jobs are #1, why are they going after Privatizing Medicare and Social Security?

Question by FLSwampBoy: If GOP said Jobs are #1, why are they going after Privatizing Medicare and Social Security?
GOP got real quiet during election season on these topics. Now, they’re back to what they believe all along. The next Stock Market crash will really work out well with these new programs in place.

Do GOP voters ever remember these things?

House GOP considers privatizing Medicare – “WASHINGTON – Months after they hammered Democrats for cutting Medicare, House Republicans are debating whether to relaunch their quest to privatize the health program for seniors. House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan, R-Wis., is testing support for his idea to replace Medicare with a fixed payment to buy a private medical plan from a menu of coverage options….”

“Rep. Eric Cantor of Virginia, the second-ranking Republican in the House, said in an interview this week that he supported a proposal to create private investment accounts within Social Security…”

“Mr. Boehner has repeatedly refused to take Social Security privatization off the table and has described the GOP’s alternative budget proposal – which will privatize Social Security and end Medicare as we know it – as “a pretty good list of options” when it comes to dealing with the deficit.”

“Mr. Pence has been an ardent supporter of Social Security privatization for years. In 2005, he co-wrote a letter to President Bush with Congressman John Shadegg urging private accounts: “We urge you to continue to pursue personal carve- out accounts as the long run solution for Social Security’s actuarial shortcomings.” [Letter from Mike Pence and John Shadegg to President George W. Bush, 4/15/05]”

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20110127/ap_on_re_us/us_medicare_republicans

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703431604575468074166599754.html?KEYWORDS=cantor

http://www.cbo.gov/ftpdocs/108xx/doc10851/01-27-Ryan-Roadmap-Letter.pdf

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/02/01/AR2010020100981_2.html?hpid=topnews&sid=ST2010020100056

http://www.speaker.gov/blog/?p=2891
Equality – 2nd time; Work on your points and your answers may have greater value.
Pixie. Your name speaks volumes.
Larry. Communist Goals? That reveals a lot…

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Answer by Brian
Because Obama has a laser focus on the economy. Oh wait..

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13 thoughts on “Q&A: If GOP said Jobs are #1, why are they going after Privatizing Medicare and Social Security?”

  1. Why don’t you pay for it and let me get it for free. You know how many people are going to walk off their jobs just because it is no longer worth it. If you pay more in taxes then you take home it makes no sense to continue working. You want proof look at the former Soviet Union.

  2. Why do idiots think the word privatize means stealing?

    Even if you lost 50% of your money in a stock market crash it would be better than 100% of it being gone like it is now. The government has pissed it all away.

    Besides the stock market has mostly recovered.

  3. These things are costing us too much money.

    And most the reason why jobs are lacking so much in this country is because it’s cheaper to move the business to some third world place and pay the workers a fraction of what US workers make. This is one reason why I refuse to patronize Walmart.

  4. Wow! The exact same question asked over and over again by the exact same leftist! Why are leftists so stupid that they can’t understand the answers from the first fifteen times that they ask?

    I can cut and paste my answer from session number 12!

    Because government run programs destroy jobs by taking more and more money from people in the form of taxes (or inflation as the Fed prints money to pay for government debt). Obama wants the government to run everything, thereby destroying the economy and jobs. See Cuba and Russia for proof that having the government run everything destroys a country.

  5. So that All Americans would have lost their entire SS money
    when the stock market crashed in 2008 and to help prop-up
    the fiat economy with a massive injection of investment
    dollars into the market, that’s why! 🙂

  6. looks like to me you think you are owed a life.or you expect that you can’t make it without government aid.which is it.because to me it looks like you don’t want to pay your own way.just like health care,but your cool with me paying for you huh?

  7. Because that will create More Jobs, little fella. And it will Protect People.

    Your Obama’s Communist Goals aren’t getting us any Jobs, eh?

    What you REALLY want is for the Taxpayers to Support you, your whole life.

    Typical Democrat — on the Take.

  8. The reason we have Social Security is because the banks failed and took people retirement savings with them leaving people who were responsible and saved their whole lives in the gutter.
    That was called the Depression Era.
    People can still have private retirement accounts, but when you come right down to it only the well off can afford that, your average $ 46,000 a year worker is too strained to pay for a home and car, and increasing energy prices to want to play day trader on the market, and Old Aunt Essie isn’t very good at math let alone trying to figure the ins and out of the stock market.
    We have, in some states privatized various things like prisons, they haven’t worked very well and added a layer of large executive salaries, and skimped on the necessities and and added a layer of profit margins that public institutions don’t need to have.
    The same thing will happen if we end Medicare in favor of some private insurance, more money goes to profit and executive salaries than gets paid out for care, with the understanding that the reason we have Medicare at all is because forty years ago Insurance companies didn’t want to insure people over sixty five, I don’t think they will want to now unless they up the rates way above what Medicare charges people now.
    The simplest way to end the worry about Social Security is to raise the cap on how high a salary is charged FICA, raise it from the present $ 108,000, to $ 200,000 and the problem evaporates.

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