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  •  No I don't. Look to CBO for that kind (3+ / 0-)
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    Clem Yeobright, aliasalias, Zinman

    Of score.

    CBO deals with those kind of hypotheticals, SSA OACT mostly not. And I don't run my own economic numbers anyway. As I like to say I am a Number Pointer and not a Number Cruncher, I take what SSA and CBO give to me and work out the implications using two tools I like to call 'logic' and 'ninth grade math'.

    You want those kind of calculations you need to address your questions to Dean Baker. Who seemingly can generate the resulting number series right off the top of his head. Or Paul Van de Water at CBPP, who is not just a top grade economist but also held top, top positions at both CBO and SSA (he was Principal Deputy Commissioner at the latter, or the no 2 guy) - SocSec.Defender at - founder DK Social Security Defenders group - (hmm is there a theme emerging here?)

    by Bruce Webb on Wed Mar 27, 2013 at 03:06:19 PM PDT

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    •  Roger that. I'll see what I can find. (0+ / 0-)

      [Testing testing: is this thing working?]

      I've waited in anticipation of this diary since Monday morning and I sure thought I wasn't alone in that.

      It's everything I expected, Bruce, so it's definitely not your fault. SS fatigue? Go figure ...

      Too late for the simple life, too early for android love slaves - Savio

      by Clem Yeobright on Wed Mar 27, 2013 at 03:24:42 PM PDT

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