Social Security doesn't need the government, apparently.
Clark Judge: The Debt Battle Is Good for the GOP - WSJ.comAfter all, if Social Security tax receipts don't cover all the checks in any month, the Social Security Trust Fund can sell its government bonds, bills and notes, as Sen. Jim DeMint (R., S.C), recently suggested. The holdings are enormous, and sales, even at a discount, could cover the system's needs for years, much less the time to finish budget parlaying.
So, if the checks stop coming, it will be the president who decided to stop them. That's not a hard message to get across.
But what is interesting is the lengths people will go to defend these lies, simply because they want to believe. In fact they appear desperate to believe, and will suspend whatever questions they might normally have of someone wanting to sell them something, a used car as the useful example, in order to continue with their beliefs. Even when that used car is billowing blue smoke out its rear and making noises they have learned to ignore, they will still defend their choice of vehicle. That with a few minor tune-ups it will run just fine.
This is politics as theater. People are willing to ignore reality in order to support those who've they chosen as their heroes. believing somehow that these heroes will eventually triumph over the dark forces which oppose them, with the happy ending somehow justifying the illegal and immoral means in getting there.
Lies are okay because they all do it and, besides, the lies of my hero are for the common good.