In reality, Rubio, like Ted Cruz, Donald Trump, and others, has proven he’s ready to cut these important safety nets out from under the Americans who need them most, if it helps special interests like the Koch brothers. Not one of them has offered substantive solutions — only the same old, tired ideas that have failed the GOP again, and again, and again.
- Ted Cruz would raise Social Security and Medi
care’s eligibility ages. He’d move Medicare to a premium support system and threaten Social Security by shifting it to private accounts. As a bonus, Cruz would institute means-testing for both Security and Medicare.
- Marco Rubio believes Social Security
“weakened us as a people,” so it shouldn’t come as a surprise he wants to institute means-testing on Soc ial Security and raise the retirement age. Rubio’s also looking to partially voucherize Medicare by shifting the program to a premium-support system, which would push retirees to private plans.
- Donald Trump has said he won’t raise the Social Security age, but has offered no plans as to how he will protect Social Security or Medicare.
- “Get rid of them,” that’s Ben Carson’s “entitlements” end game. For now, Carson wants to raise the retirement age. He’d also go ahead and abolish Medicare entirely.
- “You’re gonna have to get over [reduced benefits],” if I’m elected, John Kasich told a concerned voter this fall. Why? Because Kasich would reduce Social Security
benefits and cut Medicare.