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View Diary: No, Ezra Klein, the "Coalition of the Ascendant" Doesn't Want Social Security Cuts (125 comments)

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  •  Ezra is wrong (what a surprise!) in several ways (2+ / 0-)
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    midwesterner, aliasalias

    First, Social Security benefits many children whose parents have died or become disabled (the official title is OASDI - Old Age, Survviors and Disability Insurance).

    Second, SS and Medicare are insurance programs, as the name implies, and they pay back to recipients based on what recipients have paid in - this isn't free money. What's free money is the way FICA collections have been used to lower taxes on the wealthy and continue funding defense spending and wars of choice.

    No matter how cynical you become, it's never enough to keep up - Lily Tomlin

    by badger on Wed Apr 17, 2013 at 10:26:01 AM PDT

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