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Marco Rubio: Honest Social Security Remarks

Florida Senate Candidate Marco Rubio was asked yesterday on Fox News Sunday if he still stood by his statements that he believed Social Security benefits should be cut for Americans under the age of 55.

Rubio replied, “I stand by it squarely.”   He continued by saying, “The systems have to change,” and that people of his generation are, “starting to grow in their understanding that unless we reform these changes with serious proposals to reform them… they will bankrupt our country.”

This is exactly the type of honesty we need right now.  Government programs like Social Security, Medicare, and soon to be Obamacare are unsustainable and must be scaled back.  The majority of politicians in Washington right now feel that you cannot handle this truth, so they kick the can down the road, or simply ignore the elephant standing in the room.

I applaud Marco Rubio for his honesty, but I also thank him for trusting in me to be able to handle the simple truth about the current state of our entitlement programs.  We need to start talking about these issues, because the longer we put them off, the far worse off we’ll be as a nation.  The problem is anyone that mentions cutting Social Security or privatizing it is castigated and depicted as an individual that wants to steal your baby’s lollypop.  It’s time for us to set aside the wishful thinking and face reality. 

All I want from my elected representative is a little honesty.  Tell me the truth and we’ll figure something out to fix the problem together.  Instead I end up with vague language and empty promises.  It appears that Florida has found a candidate that is willing to trust the people with the truth.  I wonder if they realize just how fortunate they are.

Liberty forever, freedom for all!  


Filed under: Entitlement programs, Florida, Marco Rubio, senate, Social Security

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  • TRESTIN MEACHAM May 3, 2010 at 4:10 AM

    This is a huge issue for me. In the military they take money out of your paycheck for Social Security even in a tax free combat zone. Every time I see how much is being taken from me I am frustrated. I know that money is not going to be there when I retire. Even if it were to somehow be there, I could make far more if I invested that money in the private sector.

  • John Carey May 3, 2010 at 5:17 AM

    Thanks for the comments Trestin. The hard truth is this. If and when we decide to address this Social Security issue people like you and I will get caught in the middle. We'll need to move towards pivatization, however the fed will still need to pull money from our paychecks to pay for those that are already drawing from SSI. We will also need to decide what the cutoff age will be, 55 or 50 I'm not sure it matters. In the end if we don't do something we're going to find that SSI will bankrupt the country.

  • Anonymous May 3, 2010 at 9:33 PM

    Check it out John, I found it!!

  • Matt May 3, 2010 at 9:58 PM

    Well said. It took some courage for Rubio to come out with that. The math is cruel, and something needs to be done before it collapses the economy.

    Bernie Madoff is jealous of that system, I hear.