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  •  And the language of the tax cut specifically (4+ / 0-)
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    TomP, Losty, ferg, bamjack

    states that the money gets replaced each year from the general fund, IIRC.

    Which is why I'm cool with a (to use the talking point) responsible pay-for

    "Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity." --M. L. King "You can't fix stupid" --Ron White -6.00, -5.18

    by zenbassoon on Mon Dec 05, 2011 at 01:47:34 PM PST

    •  But then it can say be said "YOU DID NOT (1+ / 0-)
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      Robobagpiper

      CONTRIBUTE TO IT COMPLETELY", therefore we can eliminate it.  Italy just had the US equivalent of the Secretary of HHS, say that the retirement program for the country would be defunded.  That was according to the Thom Hartmann show this afternoon on XM127 (3 pm EST).  Watch what is happening in Europe because we are now part of the global economy and it will soon be happening here.  

      Thus if the Government can get you to contribute less to Social Security - they can say it is an entitlement and cut it.  Plus just because they say they will make up the difference - doesn't mean they actually will make up the difference.  Anyway you look at it - they (Obama, the banks, wall street, and GOP) are trying to get rid of SS.  We are on a very slippery slope on social security.

    •  we can just replace the lost payroll (0+ / 0-)

      taxes by the lifting the cap. problem solved. income over 250k no longer exempted from payroll taxes. hows that republicans?

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