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Real Talk: CBO Director Tells Democrats Social Security is a Deficit Problem

AIPAC Wrote: Feb 12, 2013 4:06 PM
Anytime you people want to break the Liberals' main source of power, The Federal Goliath, you can join the Libertarians, paleos and Constitutionalists. Fill the Houses with genuine American Patriots and cut the power source in DC. Have as many law, tax, and welfare debates as you want but have them at the state and local levels where they belong.
psydoc Wrote: Feb 12, 2013 4:17 PM
While I agree with part of your post, AIPAC, the debates must first be made at the federal level. That is where the problem was created, and until it is understood by a majority of the voters, states rights issues, and enumerated powers discussion are useless.
psydoc Wrote: Feb 12, 2013 4:30 PM
I understand your line of thinking, AIPAC, and if enough voters can be educated at any level, I am all for ending the monster the fed grubrmnt has become and get us back to Constitutional basics. It is my thought, possibly wrong, that more educating the voters can be accomplished at the federal level. We may be arguing the same thing. If you mean at the district level to elect more true Constitutional Conservatives, then I agree.
Over the past few years, Democrats have clung to the idea that Social Security is a self-financing program that needs only tweaks to be fixed and, moreover, has not contributed at all to America's current debt and deficit problem. During Congressional Budget Office Director Doug Elmendorf's testimony to the Senate Budget Committee today, Democrat Jeff Merkley of Oregon prodded on this point.

"Is it fair to say," Sen. Merkley said, "that Social Security does not contribute to the national debt?"

"I don't think that's right, Senator," Elmendorf responded, before explaining the fiction of the accounting of the Social Security...