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    emal, elwior, Bisbonian, aliasalias

    seen all of those points made.

    I am disappointed that no one is pointing out the anti-stimulative effect of cutting benefits especially in this economy, though.

    Why isn't anybody more important than me attacking on that important point?

    All day long, the end of the Payroll Tax Holiday has been mourned and the talking heads are all wringing their hands about those paycheck contractions, but no one makes the same issue of cutting the benefits checks of 65 Million Americans, most of whom have very few ways to bridge the gap and almost all of whom spend every dime of what they do get in the real economy.

    Am I wrong to think that reducing 65 Million Social Security checks - not including Veterans' benefits because I don't know that number - by something along the lines of $100 a month would hurt this fragile economy? Is there some other Cash Injection Fairy that I don't know about who will come in and make up the difference?

    Recommending your comment by "voice vote" as without Java turned on, I can't get the rec buttons to work.  Thanks for the reference.

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