Social Security is threatened or not?

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Thoughts? http://news.yahoo.com/social-security-disability-verge-insolvency-090119318.html;_ylt=Agz.GPjD5g3A1UstpXk9PRus0NUE;_ylu=X3oDMTNwNnVwMTd1BGNjb2RlA3dlaWdodGVkY3QEcGtnA2JiNDVlNDUyLWIzMzctMzdlNC04OGVhLTVmNmY5NGUwY2Q3YQRwb3MDMgRzZWMDbW9zdF9wb3B1bGFyBHZlcgM3MTVhYmRlNC1jYzE1LTExZTAtOGJjZC03OGU3ZDE1ZTgxYmM-;_ylg=X3oDMTFvdnRqYzJoBGludGwDdXMEbGFuZwNlbi11cwRwc3RhaWQDBHBzdGNhdANob21lBHB0A3NlY3Rpb25zBHRlc3QD;_ylv=3

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rrojabiz
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Jun. 9, 2011 3:56 pm

This article was undoubtedly a conservative press release because of this:

http://news.yahoo.com/gop-may-ok-tax-increase-obama-hopes-block-124016578.html

GOP wants to roll off the payroll tax break to the middle class so that we feel squeezed going into 2012. So, they find a way to do a press release scaring everyone about SS and disability benefits to leverage it in Congress.

In reality, if they turn the economy around and some of the disabled individuals get their jobs back, they won't be eligible for benefits anymore and payouts will return to normal levels. This is a temporary issue that they are trying to pass off as long term instability.

ah2
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Dec. 13, 2010 10:00 pm

Thanks

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rrojabiz
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We Have All Won An Oligarchy and Lost A Democracy

Here's a thought experiment for you. Ask yourself, "When was the last time I heard any conversation at all about the role of corporations in America in the American public media?"

In the abstract, it seems like a silly question. So let me rephrase it:

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