Trillions in Social Security IOUs due

There are 17 comments on the Mar 14, 2010, LA Daily News story titled Trillions in Social Security IOUs due. In it, LA Daily News reports that:

The retirement nest egg of an entire generation is stashed away in this small town along the Ohio River: $2.5 trillion in IOUs from the federal government, payable to the Social Security Administration.

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Bees Knees

Studio City, CA

#48 Mar 15, 2010
Mom of Five wrote:
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Your parents must be real proud of you. Will pray for you and your family. God Bless.
Pray for yourself WACKO

Since: Mar 09

The Left Coast

#49 Mar 15, 2010
Government IOU's? Transparent government? ADD 30 million people to healthcare and the cost goes DOWN. Anybody see a pattern? Fire all incubants in November.

“All power to the people.”

Since: Mar 07

San Diego, CA

#50 Mar 15, 2010
Mom of Five wrote:
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Look here you old smelly goat, my husband and I are very well able to support our kids. I'm talking about your generation who have no morals and have bankrupted our country. We are in this mess now not because of the WWII Generation of Generation X or Y, but because of greedy, permissive WHITE BABY BOOMER$$!! So cut off Social Security NOW to these selfish deadbeat Baby Boomer$$. God Bless.
LOL. Every time you post something on Topix, thank a baby boomer.
Sheesh, you must hate yourself to be so bitter.
cjh

Culver City, CA

#51 Mar 15, 2010
Government employees don't collect SSI. Why are they allowed access to it? They never plan for a rainy day because there is always someone elses money to rob. And we have to keep paying.
Maxc

Los Angeles, CA

#52 Mar 15, 2010
Bees Knees wrote:
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Try changing schools...The one your in is not working... I didnt know middle school had finals...
Yes, obviously UCLA made a huge mistake when they took me.

Go insult someone else who's willing to go heads-up with you and your childish comments.

You clearly have nothing better to offer, as evident by your previous comments.
Bees Knees

Studio City, CA

#53 Mar 15, 2010
Maxc wrote:
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Yes, obviously UCLA made a huge mistake when they took me.
Go insult someone else who's willing to go heads-up with you and your childish comments.
You clearly have nothing better to offer, as evident by your previous comments.
Your the one that made the mistakes. Your 0.5 pga is not going to help you! USC ROCKS
dennis

Los Angeles, CA

#54 Mar 15, 2010
Bees Knees wrote:
Time to bill all the Illegals... Like the IRS does to Americans... PAY UP suckers... plus interest too!
yes
freedom now

Sylmar, CA

#55 Mar 15, 2010
Maxc wrote:
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Yes, bill the illegals, because they cause TRILLIONS in debt right? Oh wait, that's not true. Get off FOX News, it's political BS to keep idiots like you heated over the immigration issue. Speaking of which, where is Lou Dobbs nowadays? The immigration issue lost its steam and with it, Lou Dobbs' ratings. "Pursuing other opportunities" My ****!! haha
Anyway, illegals pay into the social security fund and most will never see a dime. How about medicare you might ask? Well that's part of employee expenses (FICA) which are deducted when they are paid. So yes, they use up emergency services at hospitals and get free health care, but they do pay for it.Lou dobbs recommends illegals to the back of the line from last weeks interview from Fox News
"PAY UP suckers" ??
By your logic, aren't American citizens the suckers in your portrayal of the story? I'm just sayin'...
yes to legal Immigration hell no to illegal immigration. double layer or border fences,mandate e-verify, mandate 287g program for all jails. Hell no to illegals to obtain the dream act, or California drivers license. Authorize a national id.Fox News has has more viewers than cnn msnbc and headline news combine
Maxc

Los Angeles, CA

#56 Mar 15, 2010
Bees Knees wrote:
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Your the one that made the mistakes. Your 0.5 pga is not going to help you! USC ROCKS
1. You probably didn't attend USC.
2. You probably didn't attend any university to begin with.
3. UCLA ranks better than USC, see link below.
4. For the money spent, UCLA is a hell of a lot better school.
5. USC was known for their football team, now, not so much!
6. My GPA is probably higher than your IQ

http://colleges.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com...
Bees Knees

Studio City, CA

#57 Mar 15, 2010
Maxc wrote:
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1. You probably didn't attend USC.
2. You probably didn't attend any university to begin with.
3. UCLA ranks better than USC, see link below.
4. For the money spent, UCLA is a hell of a lot better school.
5. USC was known for their football team, now, not so much!
6. My GPA is probably higher than your IQ
http://colleges.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com...
Your quote:
Go insult someone else who's willing to go heads-up with you and your childish comments.

Sucker.... you dumbazz. See how "smart" you are... DUH! Your just another game.
Bees Knees

Studio City, CA

#58 Mar 15, 2010
Maxc wrote:
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1. You probably didn't attend USC.
2. You probably didn't attend any university to begin with.
3. UCLA ranks better than USC, see link below.
4. For the money spent, UCLA is a hell of a lot better school.
5. USC was known for their football team, now, not so much!
6. My GPA is probably higher than your IQ
http://colleges.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com...
Are you one of "MOM OF 5" kids?
Maxc

Los Angeles, CA

#59 Mar 15, 2010
freedom now wrote:
<quoted text>yes to legal Immigration hell no to illegal immigration. double layer or border fences,mandate e-verify, mandate 287g program for all jails. Hell no to illegals to obtain the dream act, or California drivers license. Authorize a national id.Fox News has has more viewers than cnn msnbc and headline news combine
Yes, you might be right. They do have more viewers, but it doesn't mean their right. They just have a better marketing scheme and more money to throw around. They use scare tactics to attract viewers and incredibly bias opinions to keep you glued to the TV set.

Look laws are in place to serve a purpose. But just because they "are" laws doesn't make them right the most efficient or humane thing to do. The US prides itself with opening the doors to people with the American dream, except people see no borders or laws when searching for that "dream."

I won't defend the fact that they are breaking the law, but I will defend the fact that some do deserve to be here and just happen to be put in a bad situation. You gave me the perfect example.

Students that qualify for the Dream Act are just the right example. These kids had no say on to whether they wanted to come to the US illegally or not, they were dragged along. There are many bright kids who can't achieve their highest potential because they lack the proper paper work.

Would it be right to let them "cut" in front of the line and let them earn their residency? That really depends on who you ask and ultimately on the law makers. Citizens like you do have a voice, but in reality don't have the power to change certain things.

This could change if only US citizens cared enough to make their voices heard. But from what I've seen in the past, they don't care enough and so the politicians will continue to run the country like a video game.
Maxc

Los Angeles, CA

#60 Mar 15, 2010
Bees Knees wrote:
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Your quote:
Go insult someone else who's willing to go heads-up with you and your childish comments.
Sucker.... you dumbazz. See how "smart" you are... DUH! Your just another game.
My previous comment was nothing but facts.
Shady Lady

Barrington, IL

#61 Mar 15, 2010
If you think politicians have had a good time with the Social Security contributions, wait until you see what they do with the Healthcare premiums that will be taken out as soon as the Kavorkian Healthcare bill is passed, and no care will be given until 2013. Why do you think it must be passed by hook or by crook, with accent on Crook?
Bees Knees

Studio City, CA

#62 Mar 15, 2010
Maxc wrote:
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My previous comment was nothing but facts.
And the ones before that...ERRORS dork!
Daddy_Freddie

Las Vegas, NV

#63 Mar 15, 2010
You might disagree with me, you might agree with me...but either way, President Bush was right when he suggested to privatize social security because he had the viewpoint that we can do more with our money than the Government can.

Plus you can see from their everyday actions they cannot handle the money they have. This would give them less money to pillage and plunder. But knowing them they would just create another tax to make up for that loss.

I have agreed for years and years and have the viewpoint that it is the ULTIMATE Ponzi scheme ever created and again, it is funny Bernie Madoff sits in jail for doing the same thing, but the Government suffers no penalty for raiding the cookie jar.
chill

Parkersburg, WV

#64 Jun 6, 2011
come on people illegals are not the problem, at least they work. get paid under the table and put the money right back into out economy. do jobs that lazy, ssi collecting, welfare check cashing pieces of shit citizens in this country refuse to do.

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