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  •  I always believed Boomers needed to be taxed (1+ / 0-)
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    northerntier

    while they were working and raising the cap is certainly one way.

    But it's also not fair to blame Boomers because their WWII era parents had to defer parenthood until after the war thus creating a demographic bulge.  Individual Boomers should not be penalized because there are more of us.  

    If we could get over the deficit hysteria I think we should expect that we'll have a deficit in the programs in some of the years in which Boomers peak and that will need to paid either out of general revenue or through selling bonds or whatever you do with that deficit.  But that bulge will pass and the country will survive if we don't give in to the hysteria that the only way to fix it is to cut the benefits for Boomers.

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