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    Re: Social Security to start cashing Uncle Sam's IOUs

    The only real solution economically is to just announce SS is dead, sorry no more payments.

    Of course, people would completely freak out at that. Despite teh fact that keeping this going is just going to destroy the country... "I want mines". We're the generation that's gonna get FUBAR'd by SS.

    I say bring on the fall at this point. Those ****ing idiots in DC pass this monstrosity called "Healthcare Reform" and the USA will collapse financially. Greed, kills.
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    Re: Social Security to start cashing Uncle Sam's IOUs

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    The only real solution economically is to just announce SS is dead, sorry no more payments.

    Of course, people would completely freak out at that. Despite teh fact that keeping this going is just going to destroy the country... "I want mines". We're the generation that's gonna get FUBAR'd by SS.

    I say bring on the fall at this point. Those ****ing idiots in DC pass this monstrosity called "Healthcare Reform" and the USA will collapse financially. Greed, kills.

    With every post you make you confirm to the fence setters that you’re the biggest partisan hack on DP. Keep up the good work.
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    Re: Social Security to start cashing Uncle Sam's IOUs

    Quote Originally Posted by USA-1 View Post
    The boomers were still in diapers when the mess was created.
    The problem is that they have had roughly 40 years to address this looming problem and they haven't.
    In fact, if they tried to alter the program to reflect the true amount that it could afford to pay out, Boomers would be up in arms over it.

    They are the biggest pander group right now and not a single political office holder wants to touch the program for fear of a backlash.
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    Re: Social Security to start cashing Uncle Sam's IOUs

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    The problem is that they have had roughly 40 years to address this looming problem and they haven't.
    In fact, if they tried to alter the program to reflect the true amount that it could afford to pay out, Boomers would be up in arms over it.

    They are the biggest pander group right now and not a single political office holder wants to touch the program for fear of a backlash.
    Clearly all of this is Obama's fault.
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    Re: Social Security to start cashing Uncle Sam's IOUs

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    The problem is that they have had roughly 40 years to address this looming problem and they haven't.
    In fact, if they tried to alter the program to reflect the true amount that it could afford to pay out, Boomers would be up in arms over it.

    They are the biggest pander group right now and not a single political office holder wants to touch the program for fear of a backlash.
    Boomers are just barely beginning to collect their SS benefits. It was the Greatest Generation that paid hardly anything into it yet have been collecting benefits for 40 years, much more than they paid into it. They have burned through all that money not the boomers. Try and cut their benefits and they will be the ones up in arms.

    I know the democrats will never do anything about it but the republicans had 6 years to make some changes and totally blew their chance.
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    Re: Social Security to start cashing Uncle Sam's IOUs

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    Clearly all of this is Obama's fault.
    Of course, I never said that.
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    Re: Social Security to start cashing Uncle Sam's IOUs

    Quote Originally Posted by USA-1 View Post
    Boomers are just barely beginning to collect their SS benefits. It was the Greatest Generation that paid hardly anything into it yet have been collecting benefits for 40 years, much more than they paid into it. They have burned through all that money not the boomers. Try and cut their benefits and they will be the ones up in arms.

    I know the democrats will never do anything about it but the republicans had 6 years to make some changes and totally blew their chance.
    Yep, that's why I said politicians.

    I do not single out one group of politicians when both are at fault.
    The fact remains that Boomers had an opportunity to leave this country better than how they received it.

    They have failed us when it comes to the national budget and debt.
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    Re: Social Security to start cashing Uncle Sam's IOUs

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    The only real solution economically is to just announce SS is dead, sorry no more payments.

    Of course, people would completely freak out at that. Despite teh fact that keeping this going is just going to destroy the country... "I want mines". We're the generation that's gonna get FUBAR'd by SS.

    I say bring on the fall at this point. Those ****ing idiots in DC pass this monstrosity called "Healthcare Reform" and the USA will collapse financially. Greed, kills.
    No, the solution is to not start unnecessary costly wars, stop bailouts of Banks, Insurance companies and corporations,, stop government subsidies, cut SS benefits, eliminate pork projects, remove the SS cap, eliminate the fraud and only pay SS to those that need it.
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    Re: Social Security to start cashing Uncle Sam's IOUs

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    Yep, that's why I said politicians.

    I do not single out one group of politicians when both are at fault.
    The fact remains that Boomers had an opportunity to leave this country better than how they received it.

    They have failed us when it comes to the national budget and debt.
    Clinton left this country better than when he received it. Bush did not. Obama will not.
    "This Administration will constantly strive to promote an ownership society in America. We want more people owning their own home. It is in our national interest that more people own their own home. After all, if you own your own home, you have a vital stake in the future of our country."" GWB

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    Re: Social Security to start cashing Uncle Sam's IOUs

    Quote Originally Posted by USA-1 View Post
    Clinton left this country better than when he received it. Bush did not. Obama will not.
    Andrew Jackson was the last president to pay off the national debt.

    Any romanticism of Clinton or Reagan, any person who pretended to do greatness is false.
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