Unless you're talking about Social Security taxes as opposed to social security payouts, in which case no dice. That social security tax is part of the overall revenue generated. So its already taken into account in regards to the total federal revenue generated, which is still leaving us with a 1.4 trillion dollar deficit. If you have accurate and official numbers for what the total revenue would be sans SS tax and we remove the SS spending from the equation and judge the whole thing there, I'd be interested in seeing it.
But as it stands. Both SS taxes and SS spending is included in the total budget regarding the amount of revenue and the amount of spending. You can not erase one and ignore the other.
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"I am appalled that somebody who is the nominee...would take that kind of position"
"A court took away a presidency"
"...the brother of a man running for president was the governor of the state..."
It's horrifying because Trump is blunt instead of making overt implications.
But hey...as long as we all agree that there are just as many capitalist left leaning ****heads protecting their wealth as there are right...I guess we can all find common ground.