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SoCalDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-02-10 11:35 AM
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16. Sadly, It was Lyndon Johnson
His admin moved SS into the "general fund", and made it fair game to be looted..which happened ever since.

Once congress had all the "boomer excess money", they could NOT resist, and used it like a big ole credit card with an unlimited credit line.

We have been scammed out of our retirement money which we PREPAID ( and shored up the retirements of our grandparents/parents.. They GOT theirs, but now we are considered "greedy" because congress "forgot" that someday we would expect to retire too?
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  -Who ruined Social Security? Alcibiades  Dec-02-10 08:59 AM   #0 
  - C. Everett Koop  AngryAmish   Dec-02-10 09:01 AM   #1 
  - Bush looted it to pay for the Iraq war  LiberalEsto   Dec-02-10 09:40 AM   #2 
  - Simpson was clearly wrong  Alcibiades   Dec-02-10 09:45 AM   #3 
  - The looting has been bipartisan for 30 years.  Warren Stupidity   Dec-02-10 10:46 AM   #11 
  - ...  texastoast   Dec-02-10 09:55 AM   #4 
  - Absolutely  Alcibiades   Dec-02-10 10:26 AM   #6 
  - It's not broken. n/t  lumberjack_jeff   Dec-02-10 09:57 AM   #5 
  - It will be  Alcibiades   Dec-02-10 10:28 AM   #7 
  - Nobody has broken it yet. This is a false premise argument.  tavalon   Dec-02-10 10:30 AM   #8 
  - 30 years of huge surpluses: mountains of debt.  Warren Stupidity   Dec-02-10 10:47 AM   #12 
  - Agreed  Alcibiades   Dec-02-10 01:16 PM   #20 
  - Thieves. Every one who has gone along with our higher FICA taxes who endorses this is a thief. nt  laughingliberal   Dec-02-10 10:34 AM   #9 
  - Very good. I would quibble with the language on point 4...  JackRiddler   Dec-02-10 10:36 AM   #10 
  - Write on  BeFree   Dec-02-10 11:07 AM   #14 
  - It's time to take it back off budget  Alcibiades   Dec-02-10 12:53 PM   #17 
     - Yes, the Fed could have done a lot of things!  JackRiddler   Dec-02-10 02:14 PM   #22 
  - Baby Boomers, of course....  pipi_k   Dec-02-10 10:56 AM   #13 
  - Looks like you found the only "up" side to global warming! n/t  dgibby   Dec-02-10 11:31 AM   #15 
  - Obviously not  Alcibiades   Dec-02-10 01:11 PM   #18 
  - Sadly, It was Lyndon Johnson  SoCalDem   Dec-02-10 11:35 AM   #16 
  - That's actually a myth  Alcibiades   Dec-02-10 01:15 PM   #19 
  - Combo.  JackRiddler   Dec-02-10 02:24 PM   #23 
     - agreed  Alcibiades   Dec-03-10 01:55 PM   #25 
  - myth.  Hannah Bell   Dec-02-10 02:29 PM   #24 
  - The politicians who did not listen to the actuaries  ProgressiveProfessor   Dec-02-10 01:32 PM   #21 

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