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  •  Drum is correct (0+ / 0-)

    when he says:

    nd get to work on a fix that would involve — say it in unison, folks! — a very modest and phased-in cut in benefits combined with a very modest and phased-in increase in taxes.
    Otherwise it WILL slash benefits, and VERY soon by the way. You can have your pipe dreams of vague
    "It can add funding from other sources. It can raise taxes. It can cut military spending. It can do any number of things."
    But let's be real. The only viable option is what Drum describes. Anything else is vapor.

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