In response to:

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

Loiso12013 Wrote: Feb 12, 2013 4:14 PM
the should be all bootstrappy and reject Medicare too!!
scrow Wrote: Feb 12, 2013 5:41 PM
It would be kind of dumb to reject something that you're forced to pay into.
DB07 Wrote: Feb 12, 2013 4:34 PM
george washington Wrote: Feb 12, 2013 4:25 PM
It's a highly technical term you would probably not understand, DB.
DB07 Wrote: Feb 12, 2013 4:18 PM
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...