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  •  Well, If All Sorts Of Qualifiers Are Necessary (0+ / 0-)

    Why do it at all?

    We need to keep sight of the fact that Social Security has absolutely nothing to do with the deficit and/or the debt.

    If I was a communist, rich men would fear me...And the opposite applies. The history of all hitherto existing society is the history of class struggles.

    by stewarjt on Fri Dec 21, 2012 at 07:11:46 PM PST

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    •  If it keeps SS solvent for longer (0+ / 0-)

      Then it should be considered, IMO. SS, Medicare and interest on the debt are swallowing a bigger and bigger portion of the budget, leaving less and less for investment in the future (education, infrastructure, etc). Yes, if I had it my way we would cut defense and raise taxes more on wealthy people, but sadly, we are constrained by a House filled with a bunch of lunatics.

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