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  •  Could you explain your logic? (2+ / 0-)
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    SpecialKinFlag, 3goldens

    What makes you think that we will get a better deal on Social Security if we bargain over it now, as opposed to later? Please try to be specific, and explain why you think that this set of elected officials is the best we can possibly hope for in the next twenty years.

    •  Something along the lines of (2+ / 0-)
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      3goldens, Roger Fox

      The economy may never recover and Repubs might become dominant again so why take a chance if we can get something done now. Silly logic IMO.

      "Liberty without virtue would be no blessing to us" - Benjamin Rush, 1777

      by kovie on Sun Dec 23, 2012 at 11:26:58 AM PST

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    •  nowhere did i claim the current congress (0+ / 0-)

      is the best we'll see for 20 years.  nowhere.

      but it is the devil we know, and a lot can happen between now and 2016.  and as soon as the GOP remotely has the power to do so, they will destroy SS to the greatest extent possible.

      so how confident are you we would hold the white house and congress in 2016? what 2016 dem candidate do you feel would be more liberal than obama?  

      if we have so much faith in future congresses of unknown composition, can't we equally trust them to tweak SS to liberalize it, whatever obama/dems might do now?

      Please don't dominate the rap, Jack, if you got nothin' new to say - Grateful Dead

      by Cedwyn on Sun Dec 23, 2012 at 11:27:29 AM PST

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