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Coburn, Lieberman seek to raise Medicare age to 67

Published: Tue, June 28, 2011 @ 10:45 p.m.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two Senate rebels jumped into Congress’ cut-the-deficit competition today, proposing to raise the age of Medicare eligibility to 67 and increase monthly premiums for millions of current beneficiaries. “We can’t save Medicare as we know it,” said Sen. Joseph Lieberman, I-Conn., who authored the plan with Republican Sen. Tom Coburn of Oklahoma. “We can only save Medicare if we change it,” he added in an apparent jab at President Barack Obama and congressional Democrats.


1UnionForever(1470 comments)posted 4 years ago

NO - absolutely not. Medicare should stay at 65 and they need to find cuts elsewhere. Medicare pays for itself through payroll deductions. Cut welfare, medicaid, food stamps, etc. instead that support useless people who refuse to work and receive public dole benefts.

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2cambridge(3299 comments)posted 4 years ago

UnionNever....LOL! "don't cut my welfare cut everybody else's." What's the matter you old coot those are the candidates people like you vote for.

I noticed you didn't say anything about the trillions in corporate welfare that goes to big oil and gas, GE, tobacco, factory farmers and the top 3%.

As far as I'm concerned I hope you lose your medicare. I get my insurance for life through my UNION.

I can't stop laughing!

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3rasims(9 comments)posted 4 years ago

Why not demand that corporations start paying taxes? GE, Bank of America, Exxon-Mobil, all skated on taxes. GE actually received a refund. Instead, we want to withhold benefits to aged Americans?

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4howardinyoungstown(591 comments)posted 4 years ago

How about everyone pays into social security and medicare on ALL of their income not just the first $106,800 of income.

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5republicanRick(1420 comments)posted 4 years ago

We live longer now so it makes sense to raise the medicare age to 67.
Periodically adjusting the medicare age relative to life span should be the norm.

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6computer_rick(137 comments)posted 4 years ago

ever see the movie "Soylent Green"?

how about "Logan's Run"?

both great ideas, that should be tried out on a trial basis, then ended just before I hit that point... By which time we should be back on solid fiscal footing.

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7300(573 comments)posted 4 years ago

Laughing at Unionforever's assertion that Medicare pays for itself.

You see, this is what happens when you vote for right wingers primarily because you dislike blacks, immigrants, and gays; and not because you're concerned with the capital gains rates.

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8DwightK(1370 comments)posted 4 years ago

LOL at UnionForever. Where are all those people on the dole supposed to work? Unemployment is somewhere between 10 and 18% right now. Not seein' a whole lot of help wanted signs out there.

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9republicanRick(1420 comments)posted 4 years ago

SB5 will save this state and allow us to grow once again. You "working people" should accept the idea that there will be cutbacks and quit being so selfish.

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10Freeatlast(1991 comments)posted 4 years ago

ever see the movie "Soylent Green"?
It is now Soylent Green TEA Party

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11taxpayer1001(274 comments)posted 4 years ago

For those poking fun at Union because of SB5, just remember, the teachers and many other public workers get to retire in their 50's with 2-3,000/mo. Hardly a comparison to get people to vote to repeal SB5...

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12taxpayer1001(274 comments)posted 4 years ago

And Cambridge...the majority on welfare in this area NEVER, EVER worked a day in their life to pay into the system. All they do is TAKE

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