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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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.

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The other way we're subsidizing Walmart...

Most of us know how taxpayers subsidize Walmart's low wages with billions of dollars in Medicaid, food stamps, and other financial assistance for workers. But, did you know that we're also subsidizing the retail giant by paying the cost of their environmental destruction.

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