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Gov't downsizes amid GOP demands for more cuts

There are 147 comments on the WTOP-FM Washington story from Feb 22, 2013, titled Gov't downsizes amid GOP demands for more cuts. In it, WTOP-FM Washington reports that:

Republicans and other fiscal conservatives keep insisting on more federal austerity and a smaller government.

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Barry Goldwater

Lockport, IL

#148 Mar 7, 2013
WeTheSheeple wrote:
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I have family in eastern Tennessee who were in the same position; they were in Knox county which refused to join the confederacy and fought on the Union side. I ended up with great-great uncles fighting on both sides of the war in the same state. I imagine those family reunions were fun!
Back to Social Security. The program would be great if the money was not stolen from the trust fund every year. All government programs no matter how well designed fail because the money is stolen. When private companies are run by people with no money invested they fail at a higher rate also. Stocks were once long term investments now many are traded for periods of nanoseconds. We once laughed at the Soviet Ten year plans as short term failures. Those now look like long term planning in the good old USA. I would live in most southern states over the rust belt anytime...I live near Chicago which by 2025 will be Detroit.
curmudgeon

Ash Flat, AR

#149 Mar 7, 2013
Barry Goldwater wrote:
<quoted text>Back to Social Security. The program would be great if the money was not stolen from the trust fund every year. All government programs no matter how well designed fail because the money is stolen. When private companies are run by people with no money invested they fail at a higher rate also. Stocks were once long term investments now many are traded for periods of nanoseconds. We once laughed at the Soviet Ten year plans as short term failures. Those now look like long term planning in the good old USA. I would live in most southern states over the rust belt anytime...I live near Chicago which by 2025 will be Detroit.
social security is a ponzi scheme. In 66 and plan to try and draw from it in 2014. now the illegals are a very large group of workers and they arent paying into the system so thats a big loss of funds. the payroll tax holiday reduced social security revenue. i hope im wrong but I believe social security will soon fail completely.

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#150 Mar 7, 2013
curmudgeon wrote:
<quoted text> social security is a ponzi scheme. In 66 and plan to try and draw from it in 2014. now the illegals are a very large group of workers and they arent paying into the system so thats a big loss of funds. the payroll tax holiday reduced social security revenue. i hope im wrong but I believe social security will soon fail completely.
Actually while some illegals do indeed pay into social security using a fraudulent ssn, they can't collect that money when they retire, so all that money goes into the trust fund. It probably balances out the SSI which some illegals are able to get through their anchor babies, so it's about a wash.

Social security can't fail unless the Congress passes a law abolishing it, which isn't likely to happen any time soon.
Barry Goldwater

Lockport, IL

#151 Mar 10, 2013
WeTheSheeple wrote:
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Actually while some illegals do indeed pay into social security using a fraudulent ssn, they can't collect that money when they retire, so all that money goes into the trust fund. It probably balances out the SSI which some illegals are able to get through their anchor babies, so it's about a wash.
Social security can't fail unless the Congress passes a law abolishing it, which isn't likely to happen any time soon.
Social Security could work , if the funds were left alone but because they steal the funds and put in a IOU each year it is a Ponzi scheme. You cannot give Government money for anything and expect real results. I would make all new illegals pay into SSI as a fee to get work visas in this country.They will be given no benefits in the future.

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#152 Mar 10, 2013
Barry Goldwater wrote:
<quoted text>Social Security could work , if the funds were left alone but because they steal the funds and put in a IOU each year it is a Ponzi scheme. You cannot give Government money for anything and expect real results. I would make all new illegals pay into SSI as a fee to get work visas in this country.They will be given no benefits in the future.
Why would you want any "new illegals"?

I'd rather we keep them out instead.

“It's a Brand New Day”

Since: Feb 06

New Rochelle

#153 Mar 10, 2013
curmudgeon wrote:
<quoted text> social security is a ponzi scheme. In 66 and plan to try and draw from it in 2014. now the illegals are a very large group of workers and they arent paying into the system so thats a big loss of funds. the payroll tax holiday reduced social security revenue. i hope im wrong but I believe social security will soon fail completely.
Yes you are wrong, in about five ways, so relax.
Barry Goldwater

Lockport, IL

#154 Mar 11, 2013
WeTheSheeple wrote:
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Why would you want any "new illegals"?
I'd rather we keep them out instead.
You will never get illegals out because corporate America wants the cheap labor. Congress and our Presidents are paid by the corporations so illegals are here to stay. Your voice doesn't matter unless you have a couple hundred million to drop on Washington.

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