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  •  Key Biden point last night: the Social Security (20+ / 0-)

    Trust Fund is currently solvent to 2034, and can be easily extended well past that by raising the income deduction cap which is currently around $100,000.

    Everytime Romney, Ryan, Republicans, or other regressive suggest Social Security is in a crisis and they need to destroy it to save it, we need to shout "NOT!"  

    I"m less knowledgeable of the details of the Medicare fund. My understanding from what I've read in news reports  is that President Obama's ACA changes extend Medicare's solvency into the 2020s - if Romney and Ryan repealed it we would have a Medicare crisis by 2016, but that would be of their own making.

    The idea that Romney and Ryan are the "savors" of Social Security and Medicare is preposterous and needs to be reputed at every opportunity with an extra notation of serial brazenness of the deceptiveness, where exactly the opposite of what they are saying is the actual truth.

    The means is the ends in the process of becoming. - Mahatma Gandhi

    by HoundDog on Fri Oct 12, 2012 at 11:09:46 AM PDT

    •  And the other thing is (8+ / 0-)

      the current 'crisis' will solve itself in 30 yrs, when most of the baby boomers die off and the demographics get back to a more normal bell curve.

      It will still skew a bit older, because of the lengthened life spans from when it was first enacted, but a normal demographic curve will help a lot.

      •  You make this sound like "good news." For (0+ / 0-)

        a second you lifed my enthusiasm until I realized you were talking about me!  

        Ha! Society will soon discover us baby boomers are harder to get rid of than you think. We are already busy reading up on longevity supplements, genetic telemere repair, and even the extremes of diet and exercise which is suggesting average lifetimes may go up to over 100 in a few decades..  

        You younger folks are going to have to pry our Social Security check from our cold dead fingers.   Bwa, ha, ha, ha.  

        The means is the ends in the process of becoming. - Mahatma Gandhi

        by HoundDog on Fri Oct 12, 2012 at 04:55:46 PM PDT

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