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emanymton Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-11 04:04 PM
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10th District Virginia
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Congressman Frank R. Wolf,
10th District Virginia

Raise the national debt ceiling.

Thank you for your letter of 25 July 2011. We have reached a tipping point in our countrys financial future, and we need the president to step up and lead.

USA is not going broke. What is broke, is the political gamesmanship over raising the national debt. Really Congressman? You say Social Security is an unfunded obligation and associated with the nations debt ceiling?! Really? Shame on you sir. SS is fully funded by moneys withheld from the payers income, and you know it.

Social Security isnt responsible for the federal deficit. Just the opposite. Until last year Social Security took in more payroll taxes than it paid out in benefits. It lent the surpluses to the rest of the government.

Now that Social Security has started to pay out more than it takes in, Social Security can simply collect what the rest of the government owes it. This will keep it fully solvent for the next 26 years.

Your willingness to put at risk the full faith and credit of USA for the sake of political gain is unconscionable It is time for you to vote to raise the national debt ceiling. The needs of the nation, Virginia, and the 10th District come _before_ your political party.

Where are the jobs?

Ema Nymton
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emanymton Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-29-11 07:45 AM
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1. Sent 29 July 2011
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Dear Congressman F Wolf,

Raise the debt ceiling without all the political gamesmanship.

Do you really think you will be allowed to cause the greatest nation on earth to default on its promise to pay its debt and then come back to the voters unscathed? Really?

What is it to be? The needs of the nation, Virginia, and the 10th District or your political party?

Where are the jobs?

Ema Nymton
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Marnie Donating Member (706 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-30-11 04:02 PM
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2. Obama and the RepoCan'ts like to make a big deal
of the WWII Baby Boom hitting retirement age and running SS/Medicare dry because there are just so darn many of us.
What no body mentions is that there were a lot more of us paying in from the late 1960's till the 20teens as a percentage of population relative to those receiving from those systems than at any time in SS's history. With the interest earned over the past 50 years SS and Medicare should be as rich as the Koch Brothers. We just want back what we paid in with half a decade's interest.
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