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  •  Why is SSI even a part of the discussion? (5+ / 0-)

    It has nothing to do with the debt or deficit.
    It seems like TPTB just want to cr@p on people for no reason.

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    by blue muon on Fri Mar 15, 2013 at 10:34:23 AM PDT

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    •  Typo? (0+ / 0-)

      SSI (Supplemental Secuirty Income) is paid from general funds and thus would play some role in the debt/deficit. SS, on the other hand, is funded through designated payroll taxes.

      "No one life is more important than another. No one voice is more valid than another. Each life is a treasure. Each voice deserves to be heard." Patriot Daily News Clearinghouse & Onomastic

      by Catte Nappe on Fri Mar 15, 2013 at 10:38:19 AM PDT

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      •  I don't know why but many people refer to (1+ / 0-)
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        all types of Social Security as SSI for some reason.  I guess it is similar to saying ATM machine.

        You have watched Faux News, now lose 2d10 SAN.

        by Throw The Bums Out on Fri Mar 15, 2013 at 11:17:33 AM PDT

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        •  Interchangeable terms (2+ / 0-)
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          In my experience people will lump them all under one term, choosing the term for whatever source of income they, or someone close to them, receives. I think there is often a lack of clarity on the differences between SS, SSDI, and SSI; compounded by the fact that some folks get SSI in addition to one of the other two programs.

          "No one life is more important than another. No one voice is more valid than another. Each life is a treasure. Each voice deserves to be heard." Patriot Daily News Clearinghouse & Onomastic

          by Catte Nappe on Fri Mar 15, 2013 at 11:38:57 AM PDT

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