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  •  Promises were made when the tax was raised in 1986 (14+ / 0-)

    Those promises were broken for the past 28 years.  The higher Social Security taxes which were supposed to go towards saving Social Security were used for tax cuts for the rich and unfunded wars.  It was a social contract which is now being broken.  If you're looking for a piece of paper signed by all 300 million US citizens and 535 Congress-critters, then you're not going to find it.  I'm not going to court.  It's a metaphor put in business-like terms in order to get people thinking and talking about the subject.

    •  I'm just trying to clarify (0+ / 0-)

      what you are saying. Either Social Security is a contract that can be breached (I'm fine with metaphor, BTW) or it isn't. It appeared to me that in one place you were saying it was a contract and another you were denying it. Your argument appeared inconsistent. I'm not trying to argue the facts or the metaphors, I was just seeking understanding of your position.

      Thirteen men can't tell The People what is Constitutional and what isn't

      Conservative "constitutional scholar" referring to SCOTUS

      by jam on Thu Apr 25, 2013 at 06:08:09 AM PDT

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