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Wed Nov 7, 2012, 02:39 PM

NO CUTS!!! Social Security does not add one nickel to the deficit. NO WAY!!! nt

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Response to grahamhgreen (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 02:42 PM

1. DAMN RIGHT

K&R

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Response to grahamhgreen (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 02:43 PM

2. ...

I think we should cut military spending by 200 Billion, then 10% on everything else. 4% tax increase on wealthy

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Response to SCliberal091294 (Reply #2)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 02:45 PM

4. I say a 40% tax increase on the wealthiest, if anyone is serious about eliminating the deficit.

An no cuts to anything else - austerity does not work, IMHO.

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Response to grahamhgreen (Reply #4)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 02:50 PM

8. I'll go for the 40% increase on the wealthiest and a significant shift of dollars from military ...

... to infrastructure, education and healthcare.

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Response to grahamhgreen (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 02:44 PM

3. Absolutely. Further, the program can be strengthened.

Particularly once we draw down defense spending.

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Response to closeupready (Reply #3)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 02:46 PM

6. I'd like the option to "opt in" to paying more, for a higher guaranteed return!

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Response to grahamhgreen (Reply #6)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 02:49 PM

7. That's pretty good GG

I hadn't hear that before. Makes perfect sense.

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Response to Doctor_J (Reply #7)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 02:57 PM

10. Just an idea.... the return would not need to

be guaranteed at the current level, just that paying more gives you more.

This would also add additional funds to SS, as we wait for the inevitable raising of the cap on those who make more than 110K per year.

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Response to grahamhgreen (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 02:45 PM

5. Absolutely! n/t

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Response to grahamhgreen (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 02:55 PM

9. Social Security and the Deficit should never be mentioned in the same sentence.

SS had zero to do with the Deficit and anyone who says that is telling the big lie that Right Wing Think Tanks have been spreading around for years.

SS has its own fund paid into by the American people for their retirement.

The Federal Budget is a separate fund and if the criminal war mongers and Wall Street bankers get their hands on that fund, which is mostly in Treasury Bonds 'backed by the full faith of the US Govt, it will disappear the way people's IRAs and other pension funds and their homes etc, disappeared in the Wall St. Gambling Casino.

I hope we never hear any Democrat going along with that lie, even in the most subtle way because I think people are way more educated on this issue now than they used to be.

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Response to grahamhgreen (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 03:00 PM

11. Did you miss the 'temporary' payroll tax cut ? n/t

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Response to PoliticAverse (Reply #11)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 07:09 PM

13. No I didn't. A huge mistake, IMHO.

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Response to grahamhgreen (Reply #13)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 07:38 PM

14. And it results in Social Security being financed partly by deficit increasing borrowing. n/t

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Response to grahamhgreen (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 03:02 PM

12. I am going to stand up for SS; and correct the misinformation re the deficit every time

this subject comes up locally.

It has ticked me off repeatedly to hear this bit of misinformation fretting and/or outraging people, and it needs to fucking stop.

There are ways to strengthen this program. We need to pursue those things. But this other crap about insolvency and deficit is being foisted on the low iq crowd by the damned Boehners and those of his ilk in the Congress. No, keep your damned hands off my social security for which I paid into for years, and find another way to line your stinking pockets with gold.

I'd prefer these non truth tellers be run out of Congress, but we aren't there yet. In the meantime, getting the truth out about the SS system is crucial. There will be a lot of lies to flatten on this one, but I'm up to the challenge.

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