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Rep. Edwards silent on protecting seniors, veterans

A pledge to protect entitlement benefits — earned by many Americans over a lifetime — remains unsigned by NC-11 Rep. Chuck Edwards. A pledge to protect entitlement benefits — earned by many Americans over a lifetime — remains unsigned by NC-11 Rep. Chuck Edwards. Cory Vaillancourt photo

 that there was “absolutely no interest from Republicans to cut Medicare or Social Security,” despite reporting from  three days prior that outlined Republican threats of entitlement cuts.

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 such cuts. So has  Rep. Steve Scalise. Ditto for  Sen. John Thune and  Rep. Buddy Carter.

“[Edwards] is a member of the Republican Study Committee, and their plan changes the age of eligibility for some of these programs, which is in fact, a cut,” Packard said. “Republicans haven’t coalesced on any one plan, but all of their plans have something in common, which is cuts to the benefits we rely on.”

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  • I want to see Medicare/ Medicaid, social security and VA Benefits solvent for the future. Years ago, they had to raise the age for full retirement because of all those baby boomers and it may have to be raised again for those people perhaps 40 years old and under. That’s a reasonable solution. Those on social security and those nearing it won’t see any changes or cuts. Another big problem that needs to be fixed is Medicare/Medicaid fraud! It
    Costs us billions!! If hard choices need to made, so be it. I hope Rep Edwards and all the others can come to some reasonable solutions to keep these benefits solvent, don’t you??

    posted by Marti Bowman

    Friday, 04/14/2023

  • Didn’t people know what they were getting when they voted for Rep. Edwards when they voted for him? Open your eyes, folks.

    posted by Janine Geenen

    Friday, 04/14/2023

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