Jeb Bush: My Plan to Preserve, Protect and Reform Medicare and Social Security

Yesterday Bush published on his campaign website “Jeb Bush: My Plan to Preserve, Protect and Reform Medicare and Social Security“. Here are several excerpts:

  • …changes are needed to preserve and protect these programs for future generations.
  • I will allow seniors to keep their HSAs to help cover out-of-pocket health care spending…
  • …small businesses who cannot afford to contribute toward workers’ retirement plans can set up “starter 401(K)s” for their workers…
  • …we need to recognize that Americans are living longer, healthier lives, and we should make it easier for those who choose to work longer.
  • No senior who has worked for more than 30 years should live in poverty, so I will increase the minimum social security benefit.

The entire “Plan” is available at the above link.

Also, “Jeb Bush’s entitlement reforms,” by The Washington Post is available here.

‘Coming to the House of Representatives From Silicon Valley Is Like Going in a Time Machine’

Welcome to the woeful world of technology in Congress. Politico.com By Andrew Zaleski 9/13/15 Speaking in New York in June, Representative Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-Wash.) recounted the story of her election as chair of the House Republican Conference in 2012. The 46-year-old likened the conference to a 1950s law office, and listed her grievances: Most House members used social media like Facebook and Twitter, but only for posting boilerplate press releases instead of communicating directly with voters. To announce the conference’s new leadership team, she was told, it required “a … Continue reading