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  •  right now, SS IS contributing to the deficit (2+ / 0-)
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    Roger Fox, limpidglass

    that cut from 6.2 to 4.2 that Obama championed to get the economy going is directly on the deficit.  The SS fund is still getting funded to 6.2.  The difference is coming from the general fund.

    I would hope that gets fixed as a part of any deal struck.

    If you took the greed out of Wall Street all you’d have left is pavement ~Robert Reich

    by k8dd8d on Tue Nov 13, 2012 at 04:45:28 PM PST

    •  You're right - but technically only (1+ / 0-)
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      Roger Fox

      Remember when w sent everybody rebate checks?

      That was an economic stimulus plan that worked rather poorly, because big checks don't generate stimulus like many little ones do.

      The FICA 'rebate' was a convenient way to inject small individual sums and large aggregate sums into the economy  weekly over a period of years. Administrative costs were as close to zero as humanly possible and the benefit to the economy has been huge.

      So don't have a cow over it. It's worked.

      Am I right, or am I right? - The Singing Detective

      by Clem Yeobright on Tue Nov 13, 2012 at 05:16:32 PM PST

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