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Response to Bucky (Original post)

Thu Apr 18, 2013, 02:22 AM

23. Reagan wanted to destroy Social Security. He only backed down when he saw

that he would lose.

His whole scheme was the same one followed by Bush: to drive up the deficits to unheard of levels, and then to use them as an excuse to hack away at social programs. Social Security was always on his list. Fortunately, Reagan didn't succeed.

But Bush took over, handed out massive tax cuts while he started two unfunded wars, accrued massive deficits, and seems to be succeeding where Reagan didn't: in convincing a significant number of Americans that Social Security may be a problem.

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