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Thursday, April 25, 2024

U.S. Sen. Rick Scott demands answers about future of Social Security

This week, during a hearing in the U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging, Senator Rick Scott pushed Social Security Administrator Martin O’Malley on the Biden administration’s failure to address looming insolvency issues within the Social Security Trust Fund that threaten future benefits.

In his recently proposed Fiscal Year 2025 Budget, President Biden failed to address these issues while pushing more massive spending that would increase the national debt by $6.4 trillion over the next four years, putting further stress on the federal government’s ability to keep its promises to the American people and protect the benefits of Social Security for future generations. Last year,  Scott introduced the Protect Our Seniors Act to preserve and protect Social Security and Medicare benefits.

Here are the key provisions of Scott’s proposal:

• Rescinds funding from the Inflation Reduction Act for 87,000 new IRS agents and redirects those funds to the Medicare and Social Security Administration Trust Funds to help shore up the solvency of each program.

• Creates a Budget Point of Order, and requires a two-thirds vote, against any legislation that the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) determines would reduce or cut existing Medicare and Social Security benefits.

• Amends CBO scoring laws such that savings to Medicare cannot be used to offset or pay-for spending outside of Medicare.

What’s the real story when it comes to golf courses in The Villages?

A Village of Hadley resident, in a Letter to the Editor, says he is trying to get to the bottom of the reason for the problems at golf courses in The Villages.

Why can’t The Villages get a Trader Joe’s?

A reader from Summerfield says that The Villages has done a great job of reeling in businesses, but can’t seem to land a Trader Joe’s.

Here’s the Secret Recipe when it comes to The Villages

Is there a Secret Recipe when it comes to The Villages? A Village of Fenney resident thinks so and he’s ready to offer his observations in a Letter to the Editor.

Vietnam veterans grateful for community support

An official with Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 1036 is grateful for community support. Read his Letter to the Editor.

Serious top-down management failure in The Villages

In a Letter to the Editor, a Village of Collier resident has been studying the golf course crisis in The Villages and has concluded there has been a serious top-down management failure.