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  •  Right now, as we type, the SS trust fund has (6+ / 0-)

    enough surplus to cover the costs for the next 20 years.
    The govt borrowed against the surplus to give the
    wealthy tax breaks and now they must pay it back.  The wealthy don't want to pay it back.
    Too bad for them.

    SS is the only govt program in the black for the next 20 years.

    Improve the economy, increase jobs, and any problems go away.

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      Mr Robert

      SS is safe and solvent for at least the next 20 years.

      If the US returned to full employment, as in Clinton years, the surplus would last even longer, as much as 30 years.

      It says something about our generation that we chose to pay more to build SS and pay for the retirement of our grandparents and parents, as well as putting money away for our children.

      What does it say about Obama supporters that they only want to steal from the program and demonize those who are defending it?  

      Democratic Leaders must be very clear they stand with the working class of our country. Democrats must hold the line in demanding that deficit reduction is done fairly -- not on the backs of the elderly, the sick, children and the poor.

      by Betty Pinson on Tue Jan 15, 2013 at 07:34:36 AM PST

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