|The conclusion of retirement and Medicare in the United States
Republicans have been advocating for the elimination of Social Security and
Medicare since the presidency of Ronald Reagan. From reading the last
three pages, we are now able to more clearly see the long term agenda of
those who are making decisions in the United States.
Ronald Reagan first introduced the conservative thought for the elimination
of Social Security and Medicare. Ex President George Bush Jr. pressed this
issue further. The Social Security lobby was too powerful, at that time, and
was able to overcome the conservative assault on our Social Security and
What we are seeing is the companies that would be responsible for
producing the profits, used by the Federal Government payments to Social
Security and Medicare, are taking their businesses and moving to China.
Their motives for this move is profit. Social Security payments would cause
a large dip in profits for those companies. Their view is 'why should we pay
social security payments for people who live back in the United States'.
The Social Security and Medicare pot contains a very large amount of
funds. When Republicans get control of the White House (the Executive
Branch of US Governement), they will have control of the Congress, the
Judiciary and the Executive branches of government. Wealth is then in a
position to cancel out Social Security and Medicare by law (legislative
action), and have said law legitimized by the Supreme Court of the United
States. Once the Supreme Court writes its opinion, there is no further
appeal by the people who will need those payments from the Social Security
On August 6, 2015, Jeb Bush said, "“I’m not sure we need a half a billion
dollars for women’s health issues.” He was referring specifically to Planned
Parenthood and the $528 million the group received from federal and state
taxpayer money in 2014. "We need to make sure we fulfill the commitment
to people that have already received the benefits, that are receiving the
benefits," Bush said. "But we need to figure out a way to phase out this
program for others and move to a new system." Bush praised Rep. Paul
Ryan (R-Wis.) for proposing to change Medicare to a system that gives
seniors medical vouchers instead of paying their bills directly.
A decade ago, another Bush floated a plan to dramatically alter a safety-net
entitlement for senior citizens. President George W. Bush’s plan to partially
privatize Social Security -- which anticipated Medicare proposals like Ryan’s
-- failed to attract the support of the public or the Republicans who
controlled Congress at the time, in spite of months of lobbying and public
events touting the proposal.
“He’s got no problem giving billions of dollars away to superwealthy and
powerful corporations, but I guess women’s health just isn’t a priority for
him,” said former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, the leading Democratic
Two weeks ago, Bush was describing how he wants to change Medicare to
put it on firmer financial footing for those who will enter the system in the
future. He said he wants to “phase out” the current program and “move to a
new system.” Jeb Bush's message indicated a complete phasing out of
Medicare by 2020.
“Now you want to take it away? Why are you always attacking the seniors?” a
woman yelled at Bush during a town hall meeting in Gorham, N.H., the day
after he made the Medicare comment. Bush spokesman Tim Miller accused
the woman of being a Democratic plant.
And in May, Bush stated, in response to a question about whether he would
have backed sending U.S. troops to Iraq if he knew then what we know now
about there being no weapons of mass destruction there. “I would have,”
he told Fox News.
“There are bumps in the road. I’ll make mistakes. I’m not perfect. I’m not
pretending to be,” Bush said. “But I’m running a campaign that I hope will
show the authenticity of why I’m running, and I’m running a campaign that
gets me vulnerable. I’m outside my comfort zone.” “I do what I think
candidates have to do to show who they are.”
“Because he is so smart, I think he expects people to keep up and not play
stupid political games,” said Rick Wilson, a Republican political operative
from Florida. “He expects an honest intellectual conversation.”
Bush’s instinct to try to remain above the fray was nowhere more in
evidence than at last week’s National Urban League’s annual meeting in
Fort Lauderdale, when he completely ignored a questioon by Clinton his
Medicare comment and his opposition to raising the minimum wage, as well
as his policies on college access (Jeb Bush has stated that only those who
can afford college should go to college) and voting rights (Jeb Bush
statements infer that only certain citizens of the United States should be
able to vote, which excluded US citizens of Blacks, Mexicans ancestry.
Bush has inferred that only those US citizens who have income above a
certain income level should be allowed to participate in the voting process.).
Bush spoke about two hours later to the same gathering and did not
respond, focusing instead on touting his accomplishments in Florida. Bush
spokesman Tim Miller said that responding to Clinton “was never
contemplated,” that Bush wanted to “bring a message of unity,” and he
faulted Clinton for taking “cheap shots.”