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  •  I have no problem with changes (4+ / 0-)
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    I don't think we need benefits to be reduced or ages to be raised, though.

    AND, social security does NOT affect the deficit.  There is no need to discuss it in this discussion at all.

    Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we've been waiting for. We are the change that we seek. Barack Obama

    by delphine on Tue Nov 13, 2012 at 05:01:23 PM PST

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    •  No, but if for instance he can (0+ / 0-)

      get the cap taken off the SSI tax as a part of this negotiation he can ensure SS' health for a century.

      Still enjoying my stimulus package.

      by Kevvboy on Tue Nov 13, 2012 at 05:19:03 PM PST

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      •  Actually if you create some jobs the trustees say (1+ / 0-)
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        SS is good thru 2090.  But then you've never even looked at a SS Trustees report have you?

        Lets make it an even 25 million jobs, shall we?

        Lets make wage growth equal to inflation......

        And then when the Boomers are all dead by 2062, assets climb after 2062.....

        Of course removing the cap would create a super massive benefits check, something crazy like 10-12-14k a month.

        And then capping benefits would be a means test, and presto the GOP wet dream...... a welfare program........

        FDR 9-23-33, "If we cannot do this one way, we will do it another way. But do it we will.

        by Roger Fox on Tue Nov 13, 2012 at 06:08:43 PM PST

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