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Now It's Time for the Entitlement Cliff

george3850 Wrote: Jan 01, 2013 5:49 PM
Whoa! It may been a Ponzi Game but Social Security would been in good shape if the sticky fingered SOB's. would kept thier fingers out of it! Johnson drew 3 trillion dollars out of Social Security. He put a unpaid IOU in its place. Carter drew 3 trillion Dollars out of it with a unpaid IOU! Blow Job drew 3 trillion out and put in a IOU. Bush Jr. with a Democrat Senate and House took 1.5 trillion out and they put in a IOU. That is 10.5 trillion stolen out of Social Security that never has or never will be paid Back! If that had not been stolen even with the people who does not deserve it that is stealing it too. It would be in the black!
true liberal Wrote: Jan 02, 2013 8:52 AM
Gotta face the facts.

Politicians of all stripes cannot be trusted with your money. They will take it and use it to buy off their constituency so that they can spend their life in the lap of luxury.

As the clock winds down on 2012, the Fiscal Cliff is all anyone seems capable of discussing. Right now it appears that some sort of narrow deal has just emerged that will include raising tax rates on family income over $450,000 a year, increasing the estate tax rate, extending unemployment benefits for one year, and delaying spending cuts.

But the prospect of higher taxes and the great uncertainty that has surrounded this fiscal fiasco has been acting like sand in the gears of the complex but sputtering U.S. economy. If additional taxes are not matched by real cuts in government...