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  •  well researched column earlier on DK (0+ / 0-)

    there was an article by the tax expert David Cay Johnston who argues that SS is not broke.

    When I first read it I though that Obama could win the election if he ran on that position. But then I realized that politicians have been playing games with the 3 trillion in social security for decades.

    one of the regular contributors here, Joe Shikspack, began his diary with the Johnston article ant then added a lot more.

    I truly hope that Obama does not put the social programs into the mix for compromise on the Grand Bargain. But given how he has done things in the past, I don't trust him. Extreme pressure is needed to ensure that he and the legislative branch do the right thing.

    Joe's article was first posted here on dailykos. Because of hurricane Sandy, it is not available on back ups here at this time.

    Someone will come back with "why are you giving a link to firedog lake?" And I will say that his writing is good enough that it is posted elsewhere. That is the quality of writing that dailykos should strive for.

    Here is the link

    http://my.firedoglake.com/...

    It got several hundred comments when it was originally posted here on daily kos

    Here is the title of the article:
    austerity-part-1-the-1-want-to-steal-your-social-security-pres-obama-is-helping-them/

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