How Will Seniors Respond To These Proposals By House Republicans?

House Republicans have made the following propositions in budget debates. How do you think Senior Citizens will react to these suggestions?
Replacing Social Security with a “premium support” program where instead of regular Medicare coverage as they currently receive, Seniors would receive a government voucher of $220 a month to use towards the purchase of medical coverage.
Phasing out the Social Security program entirely.
Eliminating the PBGC – the Pension Benefit Guarantee Corporation, so that when executives raid the corporate pension fund to pay themselves bigger bonuses the seniors who paid into those pension plans would be left with nothing to live on.
Elimination of the Heating & Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) which provides support to low income seniors living in rural communities via energy payment vouchers and discount fuel oil programs.
Elimination of the Meals on Wheels program.
Elimination of the portion of the Medicaid program that allows Seniors to stay in nursing home care. Under the Republican proposal, instead of declaring indigence and receiving government assistance to cover your nursing home costs, you either move in with family members or end up homeless.
How do you think Senior Citizen voters will respond to learning of these Republican Party proposals?

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7 Responses to “How Will Seniors Respond To These Proposals By House Republicans?”

  1. Trumpet Warrior (Pubbies delenda says:

    not only seniors but 70% of America is opposed to this Pubbie nonsense

  2. Texas Mike says:

    I am a senior on Social Security and Medicare and I don’t have a clue as to what you are saying. Most of that stuff does not pertain. And I would eliminate Social Security tomorrow in favor of a forced lifetime guaranteed annuity. As for Medicare, it will transition into something else. It is too big for DC.
    At least it is a plan. Obama doesn’t have one that works. Nothing the government does ever works.
    Mr. Government:
    War on Poverty started in 1964. You have had 47 years to get it right; $1 trillion of our money is confiscated each year and transferred to “the professional poor” and they only want more.
    The U.S. Post Service was established in 1775. You have had 236 years to get it right and it is broke.
    Fannie Mae was established in 1938. You have had 73 years to get it right and it is broke.
    Medicare and Medicaid were established in 1965. You have had 46 years to get it right and they are broke.
    Freddie Mac was established in 1970. You have had 41 years to get it right and it is broke.
    The Department of Energy was created in 1977 to lessen our dependence on foreign oil. It has ballooned to 16,000 employees with a budget of $24 billion a year and we import more oil than ever before. You had 34 years to get it right and it is an abysmal failure.
    You bailed out GM and it is failing again. Stock was $31 when you bought – now it is $23/share. Terrible decision.
    Solyndra, after receiving $535 million from DOE, filed for bankruptcy protection
    You have FAILED in every “government service or adventure” you have shoved down our throats while overspending our tax dollars

  3. IceT says:

    Most of what you have said is not true but hey why let facts get in the way!
    If changes are not made to SS it will be bankrupt in 20 years!
    If changes are not made to Medicare it will be bankrupt in 15 years!
    What proposals have Democrats made to save these programs?!
    The proposed changes would give those on Medicare the EXACT SAME coverage government workers get!
    BFD O’Bamacare took $500 billion out of Medicare!

  4. Studly says:

    The alternative is the libs continue to raid the Social Security funds to pay for their pork programs….or when we declare bankruptcy they could get absolutely nothing at all.
    So your not bothered that Obama is raiding Madicare to pay for his Obamacare program? Strange.

  5. Anna, the wicked Libertarian says:

    I see AARP members disemboweling Republican Party leaders.

  6. McGloin says:

    I have been paying into the system since the late sixties, as long as they quit taking it out of my check, I am ok with it.

  7. Arthur says:


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