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View Diary: Reid: Social Security cuts for defense sequester relief would be a 'stupid trade' (255 comments)

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    I hope we can stop the idea especially the idea that the media keeps harping, is that social security is fair trade, because it isn't.  Social Security and Medicare are paid for programs by employees and employers, it is a compulsory tax on all workers except governmental employees.  Whereas tax cuts for the wealthy are a whole different kind of tax and the two are not equal taxation.  Social security and medicare tax provides old age insurance and keeps those of us who have worked in the hellish private sector with hopefully food and shelter.

    I hope in the future politicians in Washington come to realize that Social Security has been around for almost 80 years and just because it is part of the private sector run by the federal government does not mean it can be used as a trade off for Republican demands.  

    "During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolution­ary act. " George Orwell

    by zaka1 on Thu Oct 17, 2013 at 04:28:11 PM PDT

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