Florida GOP sweats over Social Security

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From Politico: Florida GOP sweats over Social Security.

[FONT=Tahoma, sans-serif]"ORLANDO– Florida Republicans want the GOP presidential field to treadlightly on the subjects of Social Security and Medicare. Very, verylightly.
[FONT=Tahoma, sans-serif]Evenin senior-heavy [/FONT][FONT=Tahoma, sans-serif]Florida[/FONT][FONT=Tahoma, sans-serif],there is a willingness this cycle to talk about finally reformingentitlement programs. But there are also growing worries about theway that debate is taking shape in the 2012 elections–and fears itcould have devastating consequences for Republicans in a battlegroundstate where roughly one in five residents are over age 65.[/FONT]
[FONT=Tahoma, sans-serif]Morethan the state’s 29 electoral votes are at stake: There’s also aU.S. Senate seat and a handful of House districts that coulddetermine the balance of power at every level of Washington.

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[FONT=Tahoma, sans-serif]Thereis a way to talk about Social Security reform without scaring seniorsand while demonstrating to younger workers that you’re going tohave a modern system that’s going to be there for them,” saidFlorida Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam. “We haven’t heardit yet.”[/FONT][FONT=Tahoma, sans-serif]

More at the link.
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“We haven’t heard it yet.”

And they won't, for the Tea Party will not allow it. Checkmate.

You know it's a worry when Politico starts publicizing it, for Politico tries its hardest to never put the GOP in a negative light.
 
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From Politico: Florida GOP sweats over Social Security.

[FONT=Tahoma, sans-serif]"ORLANDO– Florida Republicans want the GOP presidential field to treadlightly on the subjects of Social Security and Medicare. Very, verylightly.
[FONT=Tahoma, sans-serif]Evenin senior-heavy [/FONT][FONT=Tahoma, sans-serif]Florida[/FONT][FONT=Tahoma, sans-serif],there is a willingness this cycle to talk about finally reformingentitlement programs. But there are also growing worries about theway that debate is taking shape in the 2012 elections–and fears itcould have devastating consequences for Republicans in a battlegroundstate where roughly one in five residents are over age 65.[/FONT]
[FONT=Tahoma, sans-serif]Morethan the state’s 29 electoral votes are at stake: There’s also aU.S. Senate seat and a handful of House districts that coulddetermine the balance of power at every level of Washington.

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[FONT=Tahoma, sans-serif]Thereis a way to talk about Social Security reform without scaring seniorsand while demonstrating to younger workers that you’re going tohave a modern system that’s going to be there for them,” saidFlorida Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam. “We haven’t heardit yet.”[/FONT][FONT=Tahoma, sans-serif]

More at the link.
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“We haven’t heard it yet.”

And they won't, for the Tea Party will not allow it. Checkmate.

You know it's a worry when Politico starts publicizing it, for Politico tries its hardest to never put the GOP in a negative light.
well there is always the plan B of trying to make sure that a lot of seniors can't vote - my mother lost (okay they took it from her) her drivers license and may now have a problem voting because she doesn't have a copy of her social security card - the fact that she owns property (a requisite for voting for some) won't help because voter signup groups are not encouraged in Florida - guess when i am next down there, I can rent a wheelchair accessible van and take her to motor vehicles so that she can get picture ID and avail herself of the right to vote - can the anti voting, anti social security, anti medicare crowd guess which way she will vote?

but somehow I imagine someone here will tell me that restricting voting is patriotic
 
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From Politico: Florida GOP sweats over Social Security.

[FONT=Tahoma, sans-serif]"ORLANDO– Florida Republicans want the GOP presidential field to treadlightly on the subjects of Social Security and Medicare. Very, verylightly.
[FONT=Tahoma, sans-serif]Evenin senior-heavy [/FONT][FONT=Tahoma, sans-serif]Florida[/FONT][FONT=Tahoma, sans-serif],there is a willingness this cycle to talk about finally reformingentitlement programs. But there are also growing worries about theway that debate is taking shape in the 2012 elections–and fears itcould have devastating consequences for Republicans in a battlegroundstate where roughly one in five residents are over age 65.[/FONT]
[FONT=Tahoma, sans-serif]Morethan the state’s 29 electoral votes are at stake: There’s also aU.S. Senate seat and a handful of House districts that coulddetermine the balance of power at every level of Washington.

[/FONT]

[FONT=Tahoma, sans-serif]Thereis a way to talk about Social Security reform without scaring seniorsand while demonstrating to younger workers that you’re going tohave a modern system that’s going to be there for them,” saidFlorida Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam. “We haven’t heardit yet.”[/FONT][FONT=Tahoma, sans-serif]

More at the link.
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“We haven’t heard it yet.”

And they won't, for the Tea Party will not allow it. Checkmate.

You know it's a worry when Politico starts publicizing it, for Politico tries its hardest to never put the GOP in a negative light.
what's ashame is washington isn't being honest about the looming trouble of financing SS and medicare in the future.
 
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All the models for entitlement reform are long-term, and do not change anything for the currently over 65. Most don't change anything for the currently over 50.

But make no mistake, the reforms must come, or this country is financially screwed.