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Don't Cut Social Security, Medicare


August 16, 2018

Recently we’ve been hearing a lot out of Washington, D.C. about balancing the budget through cuts to Social Security and Medicare, a devastating prospect to many. These are the two most popular government programs and are crucial to people, especially in our area.

Medicare must be paid out regardless of revenue. The only way it can “go broke” or pay out less is if Congress chooses for that to happen.

Social Security is a little different, as benefit pay outs are tied to the amount paid to the FICA tax, and the so-called Trust Fund. This should be changed by Congress so that all p...

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