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    It just occured to me that we could possibly avoid having the SSTF run out of money in 20 years merely by investing in the economy over that period to an extent and in a manner likely to generate sufficient extra payroll tax revenues to close that deficit, at present rates and with the cap continued to be adjusted upward according to present formulas and not otherwise lifted. And even if this won't be enough to completely avoid a future deficit, it's more than likely to push it well beyond 20 years. Why aren't Dems saying this?

    "Liberty without virtue would be no blessing to us" - Benjamin Rush, 1777

    by kovie on Mon Dec 03, 2012 at 09:33:00 AM PST

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