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Small protest targets proposed benefit cuts

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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) -- Only a handful of people turned out for a protest at the Social Security Office in Wilmington today.

Organizers expected thousands of Social Security employees at more than 100 offices across the country to protest potential benefit cuts. Protesters don't want Congress to cut Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid benefits as the country approaches the so-called fiscal cliff, but the demonstrators were not sure what should be cut.

"That's a good question," Sandra Stuart said as she protested the Wilmington office. "I really don't know. I'm going to leave that up to our lawmakers to figure that out."

Organizers said the goal of the protest was to "save Social Security and Medicare" from extinction.

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I am sure the parasite crowd

I am sure the parasite crowd will be taken care of during the Obama reign.

Hey Erl, share something

Hey Erl, share something with the rest of us and me kindly. What makes you conclude that Social Security and Medicare beneficiaries are parasites?

I POSTED A REPLY, BUT WHO

I POSTED A REPLY, BUT WHO EVER CHECKS THEM, DIDN'T ACCEPT IT. OBAMA IS NOT THE PROBLEM. PARASITES HAVE BEEN FREELOADING EVER SINCE THE PROGRAM HAS BEEN PUT INTO PLACE. LONG BEFORE OBAMA WAS EVEN BORN. NOW WE HAVE THE ILLIGAL AND UNDOCUMENTED EMIGRINTS FREELOADING AND HAVING BABIES. WHO PAYS FOR THEM TO HAVE THESE BABIES? ALSO, WHO PAYS FOR GIRLS ON MEDACAID TO LIVE WITH MEN AND HAVE BABIES WITHOUT BEING MARRIED? IF THEY GOT MARRIED, THE BENIFITS WOULD BE CUT OFF.