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  •  The whole cut Social Security thing is all about (4+ / 0-)
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    that $2.7 trillion that was raided from Social Security.  We started paying more in Social Security taxes back in the 80's to make sure that the money was there for basically now.  It was the Republicans in their cut taxes on the rich then borrow and spend war mania that has caused this problem.

    The solution is to raise taxes on the rich assholes to raided the Social Security trust fund.

    •  The other thing that has to happen (2+ / 0-)
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      is for politicians to realize that the funds they borrowed need to be PAID BACK.  They can't just ignore that debt any more than they can ignore the borrowing from China and other sources.

      Just because it's possible to just throw seniors and future seniors under the bus doesn't mean they should do it.

      There already is class warfare in America. Unfortunately, the rich are winning.

      by Puddytat on Fri Dec 06, 2013 at 03:32:05 PM PST

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    •  I agree that it was a planned (5+ / 0-)

      move to borrow for the wars while cutting taxes at the top. The resulting push for SS cuts and their arguments for it have made that very clear. We should make them swallow it whole!

    •  It is impossible to get the rich to pay much (1+ / 0-)
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      of anything towards government because this is a fascist state with government of by and for too big to fail corporations and their stockholders.

    •  More may have been going into Social Security (1+ / 0-)
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      during the 1980's, but that decade also saw a major escalation of the money being parceled out to pay for pet projects as well.

      Remember the Bridge to Nowhere in Alaska?  Yep, paid for by Social Security.  All sorts of infrastructure and military installations came out of the fund.
      After all, there was a huge working population paying into it to fund a much smaller preceding generation.  The money was just sitting there and Congress just couldn't keep it's hands off it.

      I, for one, believe that was the Republican plan all along: raid Social Security shortly before the Boomers came of age then claim it was a faulty program that was going bankrupt so they could get rid of it once and for all.  After all, they have hated it since its inception and have consistently worked to undermine it since the 1940's.

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