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  •  But we are progressives, right? (10+ / 0-)

    So why are we being less than honest in our appraisal of social security, here on a progressive web site? Why accept the right wing framing of the issue? I just don't get it.

    •  Social Security Trustee Report - not right wing (3+ / 0-)
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      framing. The Congressional Budget Office - not right wing framing.

      The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities has been accused of liberal bias by the conservative Heritage Foundation The CBPP is a good resource for anyone.

      Here's what the CBPP says about the SS Trustee Report:

      ...that they [legislators] ought to act soon to put the program on a sound footing for the long run.  Although the date when the program can no longer pay full benefits is still more than two decades away, prompt action would permit changes that are gradual rather than sudden, and allow people to plan their work, savings, and retirement with greater certainty.
      Wait until the trust fund is depleted, and I guarantee you that SS benefits will be permanently reduced because no one will want to pay the large increase in SS contributions. Small changes to SS now will protect those benefits.

      That's not a right wing framing, that's prudence.

      The sh*t those people [republicans] say just makes me weep for humanity! - Woody Harrelson

      by SoCalSal on Sun Dec 23, 2012 at 11:39:12 AM PST

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