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  •  My state of FL would die economically w/o SS and (3+ / 0-)

    Medicare.  Given the # of retirees in states like FL and AZ, SS and Medicare are, I suspect, massive transfers of wealth from blue states to purple/red states.

    Some men see things as they are and ask why. I dream of things that never were and ask why not?

    by RFK Lives on Fri Apr 29, 2011 at 01:39:00 PM PDT

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    •  It should still not be part of the calculation (2+ / 0-)
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      CherryTheTart, Bluefin

      of how much they pay in vs. how much they get back.  SS is supposed to be separate from the budget and there shouldn't be any spending of SS money on anything other than direct payments to people.  The way you posted it sounds like it's just another tax that disappears to be reapportioned out, which is why Republicans are trying to treat it as a benefit rather than a promise.

      Normally I love your posts, but this is one I have to disagree with.

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