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  •  Here is an explanation & the solution (3+ / 0-)
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    leftreborn, katiec, Calamity Jean

    Loyalty to petrified opinion never yet broke a chain or freed a human soul in this world--and never will. Mark Twain

    by whoknu on Sun Dec 02, 2012 at 09:25:46 PM PST

    •  And maybe that also explains why Ryan proposes (3+ / 0-)
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      CA wildwoman, NonnyO, saluda

      taking Social Security off the budget now.  Of course he says it's to save it but that just means it's to destroy it.  What's strongly implied if not stated outright, is that once it's off the budget it stands alone.  He makes no provision for a possible future date when benefits must be cut.  It's the flip side of what was presented in the video.  Social Security is fine to have on the budget as long it runs surpluses and revenue is there for the spending.

      "Those who deny freedom to others, deserve it not for themselves." - Abraham Lincoln

      by leftreborn on Sun Dec 02, 2012 at 09:51:03 PM PST

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      •  Remember Enron? (8+ / 0-)

        That's what would happen to our Social Security if anyone succeeds in making them "private accounts" and investing the funds at Casino Wall Street.

        All those private accounts in the Cayman Islands (or wherever) that the investment bankers have will be stuffed to overflowing.

        The first rule of casinos:  The House always wins.  Always.

        And Dumbya thought he could go to a senior citizens' living facility and talk the old geezers into his scheme.  What?  Did he think all senior citizens have Alzheimer's and can be talked into anything?  We're old.  Not all of us are senile!!!  A few of us have been around the block more than once..., and are a lot smarter than Dumbya, the liar and con man.

        I'm sick of attempts to steer this nation from principles evolved in The Age of Reason to hallucinations derived from illiterate herdsmen. ~ Crashing Vor

        by NonnyO on Mon Dec 03, 2012 at 02:48:58 AM PST

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