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  •  Good luck with that. (0+ / 0-)
    And it will be paid back one way or the other - whether money is appropriated in each budget to pay it back or the general fund is hit for the SS trust fund's shortfall each year, as long as the public demands it be paid back.

    Intolerance betrays want of faith in one's cause. - Gandhi

    by SpamNunn on Wed Nov 28, 2012 at 07:08:20 AM PST

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    •  You don't think the public will demand (0+ / 0-)

      that the money congress has borrowed from the trust fund be paid back?

      "In this world of sin and sorrow there is always something to be thankful for; as for me, I rejoice that I am not a Republican." - H. L. Mencken

      by SueDe on Wed Nov 28, 2012 at 12:09:13 PM PST

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      •  With what? (0+ / 0-)

        It can only be paid back with big tax increases and big program cuts.  Republicans won't tolerate the first, and Democrats won't tolerate the second.  

        Intolerance betrays want of faith in one's cause. - Gandhi

        by SpamNunn on Wed Nov 28, 2012 at 12:41:27 PM PST

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        •  If we put people to work (0+ / 0-)

          for decent wages and the economy picks up steam, the treasury will be spending less money on transfer payments and will be collecting more tax revenue (including FICA taxes).  Surely congress could find $2.7 trillion over the next 20 years to keep from defaulting on their debt to the American people.

          "In this world of sin and sorrow there is always something to be thankful for; as for me, I rejoice that I am not a Republican." - H. L. Mencken

          by SueDe on Wed Nov 28, 2012 at 09:31:39 PM PST

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