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patricia92243 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 09:43 AM
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If Bush changes Social Security, could a Democrat President change it back
There is no chance that Bush will not get his way, but I just wondered if it will be irrevocable?
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elehhhhna Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 09:46 AM
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1. He will not get his way and yes, everything can be changed--
look at who Bush destroyed so much in 4 years.
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NewHampshireDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 09:47 AM
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2. You see, that is the MAJOR problem with SS reform as proposed
40 years from now, when all of the people my age who invested in the next Enron and lost all of the money in our private accounts, Congress can pass the "Save the Idiots Act" restoring SS benefits to us as we would have gotten ... and *poof* the deficits of today will seem like pocket change.

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You get the idea.
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patricia92243 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 09:55 AM
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3. That would be the good news - that you would at least get the "old"
benefits. I'm afraid the bad - and probably real - news would be that you would get nothing. The folks from Enron have gotten zilch, and when the stock market crashed in the 30s and the banks closed, the people got the same thing - nothing.
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Dr.Phool Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 09:56 AM
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4. Stop him in his tracks
Don't give one inch.

He'll be here in Tampa on Friday, and I'll be outside to let him know my opinion. And my buddy will be there with his bullhorn.
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