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  •  if privatizing SS was considered such a great (0+ / 0-)

    idea, most likely FDR would have done that in 1935, when the law was passed. the whole purpose of making it a gov't run program was specifically to keep it out of the hands of wall street speculators, who had already crashed the economy in 1929. it was a shitty idea in 1935, and it remains a shitty idea in 2012.

    wall street speculators will always speculate, it's their nature, like a scorpion. let them speculate (and lose) their own money, or their rich investor's money, not the money of people who can least afford to lose it.

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