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EARLNORL Wrote: Jan 30, 2013 9:15 AM
The solution doesn't lie with individual politicians in Washington. When they get there, even the best intentioned, they get corrupted. Washington and it's indoctination program is the problem.
Ron781 Wrote: Jan 30, 2013 10:39 AM
Only way to fix it is to shrink national government to be as small as possible. Let state and local governments pick up the slack. Then each state's government can compete for jobs and people (taxes) by setting rules that optimize their own local economy. the more national control we get the poorer we seem to become.

Let's expose presidential prevarication. Earlier this year, President Barack Obama warned that Social Security checks will be delayed if Congress fails to increase the government's borrowing authority by raising the debt ceiling. However, there's an issue with this warning. According to the 2012 Social Security trustees report, assets in Social Security's trust funds totaled $2.7 trillion, and Social Security expenditures totaled $773 billion. Therefore, regardless of what Congress does about the debt limit, Social Security recipients are guaranteed their checks. Just take the money from the $2.7 trillion assets held in trust.

Which is the lie, Social Security checks must be...