Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan's plans for Social Security and Medicare are meant to save both plans. Ryan's mother is a retiree in Florida. He would do nothing to hurt her. He said we made promises on which the elderly planned their retirements.
He said we must keep those promises. No one over 55 will be affected. The plan guarantees Social Security and Medicare as is. Those under 55 in 2022 will be given an option to join Medicare or take a guaranteed coverage plan allowing them to choose their own coverage.
It functions like the current federal employee plans.
On the contrary, President Obama took over seven hundred billion out of the Medicare trust fund, which seniors pay into every month. President Obama uses this money to pay for those without insurance. Not only do seniors pay for Medicare, but also for supplemental insurance to cover all our medical expenses. The president promised that medical costs would not go up and then he raised the cost of Medicare.
The Secretary of Health and Human Services, Kathleen Sebelius, will decide what care we should get and when. Her regulation on paying for contraceptives changed the definition of what is a church. Now a church can only serve its own members and hire its own to members to be exempt from paying for the morally objectionable chemicals and medicines that kill babies and do serious damage to, and even kill, their mothers. How much more will this power be used to take away our freedoms in the future?
President Obama said he lowered middle class taxes by halving the payroll tax. That's the money people contribute to their Social Security insurance. They will not have had a large enough contribution to qualify when they are ready to retire. Is it any wonder the Social Security Administration is going broke?
Pray for our nation. Please God, we elect honest men who love America and want it to be one nation under God again.
Illeen Reninger, Front Royal