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Old 11-16-2018, 08:18 AM
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Originally Posted by Hari Seldon View Post
[...] One more Trump appointee and they could kill medicare, medicaid and even social security.
This doesn't sound possible. The republican side of the Court is still part of a team, and Republicans in Congress rely pretty heavily on the votes of old white people. Medicaid could go away, maybe, because it benefits plenty of people who don't vote Republican. But Medicare and Social Security? How could that be possible? At worst, they could influence the gradual increase in the age of eligibility -- and that actually makes logical sense as longevity has gradually increased since the beginnings of these programs.