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sabrina 1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-21-10 09:58 PM
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35. Thanks for this.
For decades they have wanted to get their greedy hands on the Social Security fund. Bush was given the job, but failed. I am certain that they believe Obama can do it for them.

This is a vital question to ask any Democrat running for office, 'do you support the privatization of SS'. He cannot do it without Congress's approval.

The Cato Institute still has in its archives their ideas for taking over that fund. I have book-marked it so that I can recognize it when Obama, probably after November, starts trying to sell it.

If Bush had succeeded, what would have happened to the SS fund over the past several years after it was invested in the Wall St. Casino, or used to quietly bail out the banks and AIG?

If they try, and I am sure they will as it is the last major fund they have not privatized yet, (healthcare bill took care of medicaid) I hope we give them a real fight and any politician who goes along, no matter what the excuse, should know in advance that s/he will lose their job.
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