The Republicans response to Obama’s Health Care Reform was the same for Social Security, Disability Insurance, Medicaid and Medicare! 1935-2013



Almost all Republicans in Congress opposed the creation of Social Security.




75% of Republicans in the Senate try to kill legislation providing Social Security benefits to dependents and survivors as well as retired workers.




86% of Republicans in the Senate opposed Disability Insurance; the program was passed nonetheless.




Republican Presidential Candidate Barry Goldwater and Ronald Reagan both suggest Social Security be made Voluntary.




58% of the Senate voted against amendment to provide semiannual increases.




88% of Republicans in the House and 63% in the Senate voted against increase in Social Security Payroll Tax needed to keep the system solvent.




Ronald Reagan White House proposes $35 Billion in Social Security cuts over five years. The cuts would have included elimination of student benefits; lump-sum death benefits and a retroactive elimination of the $122.00 minimum benefit for three million recipients. Congress ultimately enacted $24 Billion of the proposed cuts.




Reagan Administration begins a wholesale review of the Social Security Disability Rolls, resulting in over 560,000 eligibility investigations in 1982, more than the year before. Ultimately, at least 160,000 families were removed from the rolls.




99% of Republicans in the House and 98% in the Senate voted for legislation containing $22 Billion in Social Security and Medicare Cuts.




Reagan Administration proposes a three month delay in 1982 cost-of-living increases.




Reagan White House proposes $200 Billion in Social Security Cuts between 1982 and 1990. The cuts included reduction in early retirement benefits; tightened disability eligibility standards; delay in the 1982 cost of living adjustment and a 10% eventual reduction in benefits for all new retirees. [The US Senate repudiated the President’s proposal by a vote of 96 to 0]




President Ronald Reagan and Senate Republicans proposed a $40 Billion in benefit cuts over three fiscal years.




The Reagan Administration backs attempts by the Republican Senate Leadership to eliminate the 1986 Social Security COLA. Vice President George Herbert Walker Bush casts the tie-breaking vote to eliminate COLA. The House of Representatives defeated it and it was never enacted.




President George Herbert Walker Bush instigated efforts to end Social Security by appealing to younger workers to put “their” Social Security Insurance Payments in the Stock Market.




Labor led a fight against privatization saved Social Security from being privatized.




President George W. Bush, once again, includes privatization of Social Security in his 2007 Budget.


As you can see, the Republicans Greek god – Ronald Reagan and Congressional Republicans have been and continues to be, the worst enemy of America’s hard-working men and women! Why do people vote for them?


2010 – 2013


The Republicans in the House of Representatives voted 42 times to repeal Obama’s Health Care Reform Act and failed each time.


Then, Speaker of the House John Boehner allowed his Leadership to be hijacked by The Tea Party and the extreme right and attempted to use the Continuing Resolution for;


1. Defunding Obamacare that failed.


2. Delaying Obamacare that failed.


3. Attempted to delay the individual Mandate that failed.


Time ran out and they shut down the Government, claiming they were voting their conscience. However, you don’t have to be Einstein to ascertain that their motive has been and continues to be, to deprive the American People of vital Insurance Services that have been in the making for 70 years.


The Brainwashed or Uninformed Americans or both, really do need to get involved with what is best for them and their children, for if they don’t, they would continue to be used by the Republican Party against their own best interest. 


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