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  •  It could also just simply fund SS directly. Not (1+ / 0-)
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    saying that this would be better.  Just that it's possible.

    And this possibility is one that should be well known.

    The issue is never what the Fed Gov can "afford", it can afford anything it wants to.  

    People really need to understand that the issue is not one of affordability, but whether the US has the real resources to take care of the elderly:  enough labor to build houses, make clothes, produce medicine, provide health care, etc....  and all those natural resources that go into making all those things.

    The answer so far is simply:  Yes.

    Where do we find the money?  On a computer key board.

    We really need to be thinking much bigger regarding our economy -- what we want out of it, etc....

    And stop treating each and every issue as though there's a limited amount of money that everyone's competing over.

    Fighting over inches makes no sense.

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