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  •  SS was not meant to fund the government. (3+ / 0-)
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    flowerfarmer, Phoebe Loosinhouse, wbr

    The system still has an enormous surplus, about 1.7 trillion dollars. People in charge of our government, including some Democrats prefer to keep this system a "cash cow" instead of raising taxes on the wealthy. The tremendous deficits we now face were caused by poor decisions, a costly and unnecessary war in Iraq , a costly new entitlement which forces Uncle Sam to pay full retail for prescription drugs and a bailout of an ungrateful financial sector that is responsible  but unprosecuted  for fraud resulting in the crash of the world economy.

    "Remember, Republican economic policies quadrupled the debt before I took office and doubled it after I left. We simply can't afford to double-down on trickle-down." Bill Clinton

    by irate on Fri Dec 21, 2012 at 02:57:05 AM PST

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