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ProSense Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-05-11 01:24 PM
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62. Wait
"Money was moved from the general fund to cover it, and thus tied SS to the deficit. This really doesn't seem that hard to grasp."

...is this hard to grasp:

The NYT wrongly told readers that the payroll tax cut cost Social Security, "resulted in $67.2 billion of lost revenue for Social Security in 2011." This is not true. The tax cut was fully offset by money from general revenue so that the trust fund was unaffected by the tax cut.

When Republicans ask you if Social Security is tied to the deficit, feel free to tell them that it is.

It's nonsense, but evidently you strongly believe it.

The fund is "unaffected." The nature of Social Security does not change.


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