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-- night takes a lot of guts to be very specific about spending cuts because you know some people going to be angry with the -- But Social Security Medicare Medicaid will all have to be -- many politicians are very frightened by that prospect.
Does apple Wasilla Alaska Fox's analyst Sarah Palin to govern us -- -- Social Security what would you do there.
I -- entitlement programs have to be reformed.
You know other than her yard line stay well it's certainly consume our entire federal budget by the year 2035 -- -- reform.
First we have to assure those who are.
-- retirement age now are reliant upon that pension plan -- there's a pension is a promise and we can't take away what it is that.
Was essentially confiscated from their paychecks by the government in every paycheck and -- trust they.
Allow the government to invest -- -- and now they believe that it it it's time and it is time for them to be able to collect but for new enrollees.
Everything changes everything must.
Change what's the key adds -- to cut off age well what would you say new enrollees does that mean.
We cut it off at thirty do we cut it off it 21.
What what is a cut off -- for the new Social Security scenario.
Well when we talk about specifics of the reform that is needed when we talk about.
Increasing that retirement age I would say that -- Paul Ryan's roadmap but can yell what got quite accurately when he talks about age 55 -- to cut off age but.
What we also need to do -- Well -- well Alvarez went -- and I wanna be very clear -- 55.
Anybody over -- to Social Security that they have coming to them.
-- -- Whatever the -- did you talk about increasing when we talk about increasing the retirement age there is a good proposal on the table a good idea to look at age 55 that all of this does have to be looked at but.
We quit assuming that government -- -- better than we as individuals plan our retirements for us and our security.
-- I got I got all that yeah specific care governor all right so what you're saying is it's at a fifty to those of 55 he can't run a 255.
Some be -- want mandatory retirement age we would have to stake it.
Raise up to about 67.
You for that you want to raise that mandatory age to 67 retirement is that.
Think it everything -- gonna have to change for those who are enrolled in the program now and will be enrolled in the program now but we do not change.
That pension benefit I -- -- when we see him now -- an intermediary in the -- -- Apologize it appeared -- we have this four seconds it delay so it's it's not an easy teachers try to get.
To try to get my point across T if you -- -- wraps -- I'm gonna I'm gonna continue the spot on reform of entitlement programs.
What we need to do is allow some personal accounts with part of that Social Security tax for new enrollees allow them to keep more of what they're earning -- -- -- according to their priorities and not assume that government can plan.
Our economy our retirements -- security for us.
Okay that's -- -- for the private thing and I'm for raising the agents now in your state a lot of people dependent on Medicaid.
Particularly people in the sub Arctic region.
Up there and their depend on his government -- you had to deal with that when you with the governor of Alaska.
So we gonna have to cut back there poor people are gonna get hurt poor people are gonna get hurt in the Medicare and Medicaid range and and -- Everything is going to have to change what.
Michael Moore for instance says as you -- setting your introduction is tell Americans that.
We're not going -- we taking in 2.2 trillion dollars a year and yet we're paying out three and a half trillion dollars a year what -- water there in Hollywood and in DC for people to not.
Want to understand or believe or he's just.
-- folder guess what I reality -- people there it is not terror not true also we have to be truthful what we had to get let's get a reality reality yes.
We are going -- -- And the only way -- we're gonna get out of the problem that we face is to -- is to cut budgets would lead -- to reform entitlements.
And then to start a pro growth agenda that's based on cutting taxes -- incentivizing production and tapping our energy sources and against -- assuming that government.
Can plan our economy for us okay.
But what about the poor people who absolutely need the entitlements they get you know in your state there are a lot of people on the dole.
There are you -- are you gonna cut the subsidies going to people -- -- say less than 151000 a year exact gonna.
There is -- need there isn't a need for a safety net for those who are and I'd -- disadvantaged.
And in some of the rural communities in Alaska where there's 80% unemployment there is a disadvantage and their needs to be a safety net but.
You know there's a disadvantage here in -- -- -- Because the federal government has locked up our -- and not allowed us to tap in the energy sources so that we can create more jobs less than 1%.
Of Alaskan land is in the private sector hands.
Now we asked the federal government and I sued the federal government for allowance to be able to develop more so let people aren't.
This entitlement mentality where they believe that the only way that they can get out of a disadvantage -- -- to have government provide for that.
If we had a robust economy here at all across the country then we -- have to be looking at these insolvent entitlement programs that.
Yeah when when we start pulling the plug on some -- -- there is gonna be a shared burden across our country.
Those are big alleges you know the I think there's got to be a cut off date for Medicare and Medicaid as far as.
Income level is concerned -- governor always a pleasure to talk to you stay warm up -- Alaska we appreciate.
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