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wellstone dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-25-08 12:25 PM
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2. When I have my tinfoil hat on
I believe they knew this was coming long ago, and they proposed privatization as a way to delay the impact and/or to ensure that there would be more people at the ground level impacted, so that they could be sure of less opposition to "emergency" fixes that truly benefited only the rich.
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  -Imagine if W. had been able to get away with privatizing Social Security! bushmeister0  Dec-25-08 12:19 PM   #0 
  - You do realize that he was only talking about 4-5%...and that would be optional.  MercutioATC   Dec-25-08 12:23 PM   #1 
  - "Optional." Right.  bushmeister0   Dec-25-08 12:25 PM   #3 
     - It's pretty simple. People would have the option of privately investing 4-5% of their SS money.  MercutioATC   Dec-25-08 12:29 PM   #6 
        - do you actually believe that  shanti   Dec-25-08 12:34 PM   #9 
        - Yes I do...because it makes sense.  MercutioATC   Dec-25-08 12:38 PM   #11 
        - Yes MercutioATC, there is a bogeyman there.  RC   Dec-25-08 06:08 PM   #16 
  - When I have my tinfoil hat on  wellstone dem   Dec-25-08 12:25 PM   #2 
  - Well, they're doing pretty well with the "emergency" fixes as it is.  bushmeister0   Dec-25-08 12:28 PM   #4 
     - Oh, they knew New Orleans was going down.  Luna_C_06   Dec-25-08 05:46 PM   #15 
  - Glad that never happened but.....SS and Medicare will have problems if.......  suston96   Dec-25-08 12:29 PM   #5 
  - Hello - let me repeat that  truedelphi   Dec-25-08 12:33 PM   #7 
  - Correct, BUT...  app_farmer_rb   Dec-25-08 03:42 PM   #14 
     - Prior obligations will mean nothing when the government is bankrupt.  truedelphi   Dec-25-08 07:54 PM   #17 
  - The Democrats NEED to remind the public...  Kansas Wyatt   Dec-25-08 12:33 PM   #8 
  - Yes, thank you! That's the point.  bushmeister0   Dec-25-08 12:50 PM   #12 
  - Go tell it on the mountain!  Toucano   Dec-25-08 12:36 PM   #10 
  - Just thank FSM that Iraq wasn't a "cakewalk"  Steerpike_Denver   Dec-25-08 12:50 PM   #13 

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