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Loge23 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-01-11 09:20 AM
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39. This is a tax-scam shell game.
SS is one of the very few things that the government does well - very well actually. It is a guaranteed return on investment for Americans and we all know we can't get that anywhere else.
So we'll get another $1500 per year which most will spend in vain attempt to "stimulate" the economy. I empathize with those who need that $1500 for basic sustenance, but short-term basic sustenance should not come from a fund designed to provide basic sustenance for the greater good long-term. This is just another erosion of economic equality in the former USA. Basic short-term sustenance for those who are in need could probably be funded with the annual WS bonus pool, let alone additional taxes or tax cuts. That may be an exaggeration, but the point is: they are essentially watering down the social safety net for those who will need it most by underfunding SS in exchange for a unnecessary "tax cut". This is economic flim-flam of the highest order - and it does NOTHING top address the real evil of economic inequality. How many goddamn flat screen TV's will be sold with this lousy extra $1500??
The aforementioned cancer of corrupt capitalism has apparently reached not only the brain of the former USA, but also the soul.
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