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Jan 2, 2013 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: Politico

This dysfunctional Congress has often looked like an unruly schoolyard, with cool kids, nerds, bullies and outcasts all vying for their own piece of turf.

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“Headed toward the cliff”

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I agree - but this is what Obama campaigned on - no tax raises for the poor and the middle class and that is NOT what has happened. Everyone taxes went up and it was only to be those making 450 thousand or more.
The seniors need to prepare for retirement. If they do not have a pension plan then they need to make sure they have 401K plans or IRA's - when I retired I did not have to depend on SS.
And income taxes HAVEN'T risen on anyone making less than $400k.

I agree people need to plan for their own retirement, but social security needs to be there for when things don't go as planned.

That's why is called a safety net.

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I agree with this also but the government should have to repay in full. Lets take the monies from the politicians pay and lets see how fast they can put it back into SS. The problem with the tax effort - is they spend more and faster than we the tax payers can put back into SS and they are spending it on stuff - nothing of value.
Which means we have to get them to stop spending it on all the other crap of no value. But without taxes there will be no money to redirect back into social security.

So like it or not, the only way to repay the social security trust fund is with tax dollars.

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I thought all companies had pension checks - I have been retired for several years and I would think the unions would not let the pensions be taken away from the employees.
Wow, you really have been out of the loop for awhile. Defined pension plans went the way of the dinasaur, even for most union employees. Most companies which offer any kind of retirement plan is now in the form of a 401k; and we saw what happens to the value of those during economic downturns like in '08.

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