Social Security is to Democrats as taxes are to Republicans

Dec 26, 2012 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: Star Tribune

Liberals do not like it, but recalculating the cost-of-living adjustments in Social Security benefits is part of the talks over the year-end fiscal cliff and may become to Democrats what raising taxes is to Republicans: a powder keg.

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“Headed toward the cliff”

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#21
Dec 28, 2012
 
june wrote:
thought this post was on social security?if ss was given only to those who paid into it things might be different?i know that employers match the workers part.i and my employer paid into ss more than i will live to draw!what happens to the rest of my overpaid money?the feds keep it!this becomes a plus to ss but its going broke?dont tell me ss is an entitlement for i paid more than i will ever draw!who are the feds giving this money to?try ssi and other things that come from ss payouts!ssi gives our ss money like candy?disability is at its highest ever?with all the osha and safety standards in place today you have to wonder why there are so many more on disability than in the past years?its called obama!its easier to get disability in some cases by threatening to sue a company than them fighting it?look up people getting disability since obama is pres!look up for yourself and see why!!!
Unless you die within 10 years of when you start collecting social security, you will likely receive MORE in payments than you ever paid in, just like the majority of Americans.

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Dec 28, 2012
 
WeTheSheeple wrote:
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Just as most people wouldn't voluntarily take a pay cut when they're already having trouble making the minimum payment on all their bills.
Too bad the "conservatives" didn't follow your advice when starting another unpaid war or buying the senior citizen votes with an unpaid drug benefit......
I agree. To solve that problem we elected Obama and gave him and the democrats complete control over the House and the Senate for 2 full years. What the hell happened? You may have a point, they were buying votes.

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Dec 28, 2012
 
WeTheSheeple wrote:
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Pssst, every penny of the "surplus" has already been spent years ago. That's why the SSA had to borrow $48 billion last year just to send out all the checks to beneficiaries.
So if you put a dollar in the bank and the bank loaned it out you would just write it off?

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RustyS wrote:
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I agree. To solve that problem we elected Obama and gave him and the democrats complete control over the House and the Senate for 2 full years. What the hell happened? You may have a point, they were buying votes.
The obstructionist GOPasaurs happened.

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Dec 28, 2012
 
CitizenX wrote:
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So if you put a dollar in the bank and the bank loaned it out you would just write it off?
Where did you ever get that idea?

Every penny of the $2.4 trillion borrowed from the trust fund must be paid back in full with interest.

Gee, I wonder where that money will come from.......

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WeTheSheeple wrote:
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The obstructionist GOPasaurs happened.
Obstructionists? Then? Really? Explain the passage of obamacare. If Obama/Pelosi/Reid could pass the most contentious bill in the history of the United States, why didnít they help our seniors? We gave them absolute, 100% complete, control of the White House, the House of Representatives and the Senate. They could have passed ANY bill they wanted to, but they didnít. Many of us are still wondering why. Enlighten us.

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WeTheSheeple wrote:
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Where did you ever get that idea?
Every penny of the $2.4 trillion borrowed from the trust fund must be paid back in full with interest.
Gee, I wonder where that money will come from.......
I got the idea from you.
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Dec 28, 2012
 
The politicians stole the S S money, using it for years as a personal piggy bank. It was created as a democrat slush fund by a democrat president.

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Cat74 wrote:
The politicians stole the S S money, using it for years as a personal piggy bank. It was created as a democrat slush fund by a democrat president.
No, it was created because senior citizens were eating cat food. Grow up.

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RustyS wrote:
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Obstructionists? Then? Really? Explain the passage of obamacare. If Obama/Pelosi/Reid could pass the most contentious bill in the history of the United States, why didnít they help our seniors? We gave them absolute, 100% complete, control of the White House, the House of Representatives and the Senate. They could have passed ANY bill they wanted to, but they didnít. Many of us are still wondering why. Enlighten us.
Because of the obstructionist GOPasaurs who fought them every step of the way for 2 years, so that's about all they got done before Teddy died and they lost their majority in the Senate.

I agree, the Dems should have rammed through every bill they wanted during those 2 years, but they squandered the opportunity.

At least they got healthcare reform, hate crimes, and the dadt repeal passed.

Congress has essentially done NOTHING since Boner & the GOPasaurs took over the House.

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