Spin Meter: Despite Obama's warning, Social Security checks could flow absent a debt deal

Jan 15, 2013 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: The Washington Post

No one doubts dire things will happen, and fast, if the government runs out of borrowing authority in coming weeks.

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<quoted text> Wouldnt those who lost in the stock market have been better off to pay that money on their home. They could get a reverse morgage. Even if they would have saved it in a FDIC insured bank account they would have been better off than gambling & losing in a 401K. Better yet if they would have used that money to start a small buisness or purchase rental property. I built mini storage. I bought row crop land that I let ohers rent & farm. I bought hill land that rents to hunters & generates inome from timber sales & grazing livestock. And guess what I dont need to rely on social security.
Well then you won't mind being subjected to means testing.

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<quoted text>All Social Security is, is the government giving back to me my own money interest free. It has nothing to do with Welfare, SSI to Illegals nor paying liberals to sit on their ass for two years due to Obama's failed policies.
Nope, wrong again.

The govt spends everything you pay into social security to pay current recipients.

The money you receive is money OTHERS have paid into the system who are still working.

Amazing how so few people understand their money does NOT go into a private account for them to draw out later.

And you have ZERO right to receive social security no matter how many years to paid taxes. The govt could end the program tomorrow and you'd be entitled to absolutely NOTHING.
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Well then you won't mind being subjected to means testing.
Heck yes I would mind. I not ashamed of being greedy. I fully intend to try and get what I paid in back. and also enough to cover what has been robbed from me in taxes. Just because I worked hard &invested wisely doesnt make it right to punish me and reward sloth and poor investment judgment. Only in america do we reward failure & punish the successful. we reward the non productive taking parasites and punish the producing makers. Too many takers & not enough makers. I say let the social security ponzi scheme go bankrupt. then what the parasites recieve can be called what it really is welfare or dole.
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Nope, wrong again.
The govt spends everything you pay into social security to pay current recipients.
The money you receive is money OTHERS have paid into the system who are still working.
Amazing how so few people understand their money does NOT go into a private account for them to draw out later.
And you have ZERO right to receive social security no matter how many years to paid taxes. The govt could end the program tomorrow and you'd be entitled to absolutely NOTHING.
Your correct. The social security payments are sent to the general revenue fund. there never was a seperate lock box account for the social security money. I pay self employment social security tax. That payment is included all in one check along with my federal income taxes. Its sent to the same place. Now get this Obama created the Payroll Tax Holiday. that reduced the witholding from about 7% to 4% as a result in 2011 social security ran in the red. For the very first time in 2011 social security paid out more than it recieved. Why didnt they instead reduce the federal income tax witholding? Really smart reducing revenue just as the first wave of great numbers of baby boomers are starting to retire. I seems the politicians want it to go under.

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<quoted text> Heck yes I would mind. I not ashamed of being greedy. I fully intend to try and get what I paid in back. and also enough to cover what has been robbed from me in taxes. Just because I worked hard &invested wisely doesnt make it right to punish me and reward sloth and poor investment judgment. Only in america do we reward failure & punish the successful. we reward the non productive taking parasites and punish the producing makers. Too many takers & not enough makers. I say let the social security ponzi scheme go bankrupt. then what the parasites recieve can be called what it really is welfare or dole.
Then that makes you just another "parasite" who wants his "welfare".

Oh well, means testing it is.......

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<quoted text> Your correct. The social security payments are sent to the general revenue fund. there never was a seperate lock box account for the social security money. I pay self employment social security tax. That payment is included all in one check along with my federal income taxes. Its sent to the same place. Now get this Obama created the Payroll Tax Holiday. that reduced the witholding from about 7% to 4% as a result in 2011 social security ran in the red. For the very first time in 2011 social security paid out more than it recieved. Why didnt they instead reduce the federal income tax witholding? Really smart reducing revenue just as the first wave of great numbers of baby boomers are starting to retire. I seems the politicians want it to go under.
Actually the FICA taxes do go into specific Treasury bonds. Unfortunatly we've borrowed against every penny those bonds are worth, so the end result is the same- nothing in the trust fund.

In fact we owe $2.5 TRILLION to social security, on top of the $16+ trillion of national debt.

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The govt could end the program tomorrow and you'd be entitled to absolutely NOTHING.
Tell us about the black UN hellycopters next, PA!
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<quoted text>The one thing consistant with liberals is they always blame others for doing what they have been doing for months. It's in their DNA.
The one thing consistant with right-wingers is they always blame liberals for doing what they've been doing for decades. It's in their DNA.

[fixed it for you, fool]

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<quoted text>Poor baby you got all upset yet again! Go have a good cry.
Nice answer, playground troll. When you grow up, get back to us and let us see what you have to say then.

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Nope, wrong again.
The govt spends everything you pay into social security to pay current recipients.
The money you receive is money OTHERS have paid into the system who are still working.
Amazing how so few people understand their money does NOT go into a private account for them to draw out later.
And you have ZERO right to receive social security no matter how many years to paid taxes. The govt could end the program tomorrow and you'd be entitled to absolutely NOTHING.
Sorry, I guess you are right.......FDR, another liberal lied to us.

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The one thing consistant with right-wingers is they always blame liberals for doing what they've been doing for decades. It's in their DNA.
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If you are going to steal my post, do be a Biden, at least add a link to the post number. You digress pookie.

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The one thing consistant with right-wingers is they always blame liberals for doing what they've been doing for decades. It's in their DNA.
[fixed it for you, fool]
GALLUP: Obama's 1st-Term Approval Rating Among Lowest of Post-WWII Presidents...
Only Carter, Ford Fared Worse...

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<quoted text>Sorry, I guess you are right.......FDR, another liberal lied to us.
You lie to everyone else, actually. Republicans haven't produced a leader like FDR since Lincoln, or at least Teddy Roosevelt. And neither of them would be welcome in your party these days.

I guess you're stupid.

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You lie to everyone else, actually. Republicans haven't produced a leader like FDR since Lincoln, or at least Teddy Roosevelt. And neither of them would be welcome in your party these days.
I guess you're stupid.
It is a shame today remembering a great man that tried to lead and do well for his people would be degraded by another black man that has created more racism and divide than any man in recent history other than the liberal politicians of the south. Martin Luther Kings great dream speech said he looked for the day when people were judged by their character instead of the color of their skin. Obama has no character. Barry has gone out of his way to increase racism and instill new hate in America. Barry Obama has gone out of his way to keep the divide, create high unemployment for his people and to ignore Reverend King’s words. He trashes this day by creating more debt and hate as he has to be sworn in again for the second time in as many days. Obama in his narcissistic way considers today a coronation more than an inauguration.
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<quoted text>It is a shame today remembering a great man that tried to lead and do well for his people would be degraded by another black man that has created more racism and divide than any man in recent history other than the liberal politicians of the south. Martin Luther Kings great dream speech said he looked for the day when people were judged by their character instead of the color of their skin. Obama has no character. Barry has gone out of his way to increase racism and instill new hate in America. Barry Obama has gone out of his way to keep the divide, create high unemployment for his people and to ignore Reverend King’s words. He trashes this day by creating more debt and hate as he has to be sworn in again for the second time in as many days. Obama in his narcissistic way considers today a coronation more than an inauguration.
It's a shame to see Dr. King's name degraded by a racist twerp like you, au Jimbo spam. Righties want to claim King's legacy, but they all HATED him while he was alive, and degrade black Americans like Mr. Obama who've achieved what he stood for.

Throw yourself in a hole, asshat.
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It's a shame to see Dr. King's name degraded by a racist twerp like you, au Jimbo spam. Righties want to claim King's legacy, but they all HATED him while he was alive, and degrade black Americans like Mr. Obama who've achieved what he stood for.
Throw yourself in a hole, asshat.
Wrong again as always, Professor Fartsack. Nobody with a lick of common sense is going to throw themselves into the hole you've dug for yourself. Your failed POS life is all YOUR fault, not ours nor will the government fix it.

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You lie to everyone else, actually. Republicans haven't produced a leader like FDR since Lincoln, or at least Teddy Roosevelt. And neither of them would be welcome in your party these days.
I guess you're stupid.
PowerLineBlog” recently held a competition for $100,000 for whomever could most effectively and creatively dramatize the significance of the federal debt crisis. Several entries have gotten a lot of attention, but the one that has gone most viral so far is ‘The Doorbell.’ If you haven't yet seen it, you may watch it here. It’s 59 seconds long:

http://www.ntrc.info/doorbell.html

This shows just how stupid you and Obama are. Two pees in a pod as they say.
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This shows just how stupid you and Obama are. Two pees in a pod as they say.
HAHAHJAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH!

Oh... you don't say?

PEES... in a pod, eh, Jimbo?

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Game...set... match... as they say.

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Obama is Hitlers spawn.........two pees in a pod.
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<quoted text>PowerLineBlog” recently held a competition for $100,000 for whomever could most effectively and creatively dramatize the significance of the federal debt crisis. Several entries have gotten a lot of attention, but the one that has gone most viral so far is ‘The Doorbell.’ If you haven't yet seen it, you may watch it here. It’s 59 seconds long:
http://www.ntrc.info/doorbell.html
This shows just how stupid you and Obama are. Two pees in a pod as they say.
PowerLineBlog!????

ROTFLMAO!

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PowerLineBlog!????
ROTFLMAO!
When you get the dust bunnies out of your hair from rolling on the floor, you might as well braid your armpits to, just to copy Michel's new do.

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