2lion, after what has gone on with the media since trump came down the escalator, can you say with any degree of certainty that what is printed in newspapers or reported through the media, especially outlets like MSNBC, Bloomberg, CBS, NBC, ABC, CNN is accurate. These are the same outlets that reported on trump pee tapes, the dossier, the hunter laptop, BLM with stories that have since been proven inaccurate.Can you prove the comments made were not true? Do you have any proof that the GOP House Leaders are looking to cut SS and other programs if they attain the majority. Just show way Bloomberg News and others are reporting this on their business/law sites - it's the type of information investors need to know.
The stories about social security and medicare have been reported, just about during election season, by the same media outlets and typically subscribe to "factual" stories that republicans are going to cut these programs.
As I pointed out in one post, there was an ad and stories about paul ryan pushing grandma over the cliff as verbage espoused republicans eliminating or cutting ss and medicare. It didn't happen. And there is never any recourse about the disinformation put out.
I don't doubt that Bloomberg might have reported on what some republicans said about either or both ss or medicare. If you or I were in congress and saw the current state of the financing for these programs both of us would likely take the position that something has to happen. You look at all options.