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WCGreen

(45,558 posts)
Fri Dec 21, 2012, 04:26 PM Dec 2012

Yes, I admit that I have sometimes been a little over the top with my criticism of our

president when it comes to any potential cut in Medicare and Social Security benefits.

And there is a reason. I depend on Social Security in order to offset most of my medical and prescription costs. My check is about $650.00 a month and I have about $450.00 of monthly medical expenses.

My medical expenses have increased over the years far more than the COLA so any potential talk of cuts in future benefits really have a stark affect as we look out on our future bottom line.

Anyway, I could survive with a so-called "chained" benefit but I know there are millions of people who are far less fortunate than I.

So please forgive me if every now and then I get a little hyperbolic when it comes to SS and Medicare.

That is all.

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Yes, I admit that I have sometimes been a little over the top with my criticism of our (Original Post) WCGreen Dec 2012 OP
There is nothing to forgive! CaliforniaPeggy Dec 2012 #1
"You not only speak for yourself--you speak for the voiceless." woo me with science Dec 2012 #6
Thank you, my dear woo me with science... CaliforniaPeggy Dec 2012 #7
Just make sure your Dyedinthewoolliberal Dec 2012 #2
I had Kucinich as my rep and now I have some ass hole Republican.... WCGreen Dec 2012 #3
Obama doesn't care about seniors, unemployed, disabled n/t leftstreet Dec 2012 #4
That is NOT true. n/t Tx4obama Dec 2012 #5
+1 times a zillion forestpath Dec 2012 #9
President Obama is the one who should be apologizing for his unconscionable forestpath Dec 2012 #8
Obama's failure to cut SS is clearly proof that he intends to do so. YUP. JoePhilly Dec 2012 #12
Thank you WCGreen, for showing us what it actually means for seniors Skittles Dec 2012 #10
You are far from the only one, there are many of you guys. ywcachieve Dec 2012 #11
With Democrats proposing GOP ideas... Demo_Chris Dec 2012 #13

CaliforniaPeggy

(150,631 posts)
1. There is nothing to forgive!
Fri Dec 21, 2012, 04:29 PM
Dec 2012

Maybe you could survive the "chained" benefit.....ugh.......but many folks could not.

You not only speak for yourself--you speak for the voiceless.

K&R

woo me with science

(32,139 posts)
6. "You not only speak for yourself--you speak for the voiceless."
Fri Dec 21, 2012, 04:53 PM
Dec 2012

Amen. Thank you, Peggy.

NEVER apologize for standing up for what is right. NEVER.

CaliforniaPeggy

(150,631 posts)
7. Thank you, my dear woo me with science...
Fri Dec 21, 2012, 04:57 PM
Dec 2012

I just wanted to reinforce what WCGreen does.

I greatly appreciate your very kind words...

Dyedinthewoolliberal

(15,701 posts)
2. Just make sure your
Fri Dec 21, 2012, 04:34 PM
Dec 2012

elected Federal congress people know your views. They have to buy off an any plan anyhow. The President is not the only voice in this debate.

WCGreen

(45,558 posts)
3. I had Kucinich as my rep and now I have some ass hole Republican....
Fri Dec 21, 2012, 04:35 PM
Dec 2012

My old friend Sherrod Brown is on board.

I write to Portman all the time because he was suppose to be "moderate..."

 

forestpath

(3,102 posts)
8. President Obama is the one who should be apologizing for his unconscionable
Fri Dec 21, 2012, 05:00 PM
Dec 2012

determination to cut SS.

Skittles

(154,478 posts)
10. Thank you WCGreen, for showing us what it actually means for seniors
Fri Dec 21, 2012, 05:11 PM
Dec 2012

to be tossed around like a political football - it is awful

ywcachieve

(365 posts)
11. You are far from the only one, there are many of you guys.
Fri Dec 21, 2012, 05:13 PM
Dec 2012

With Democrats like you guys, who needs Repubs to cut the President down.

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