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Republicans Plan Vote on Clean Debt Ceiling Hike

oi812 Wrote: Jan 19, 2013 6:36 PM
All the Social Security money collect by the tax over the years has been spend-there is nothing left but IOU's which means S.S. is a pay as you go program-I do not like that but that is just the fact-we now have roughly 2 workers for every retiree-so lets say you are retiring at the highest level of 22k per year and you have 2 children-this means you are going to tax each of your children 11k so you can collect your benefit-this is not good in my book and I will retire in 3 years-this system going forwards needs to change your the sake of your children-I paid in my whole life to the fund but it was all spent-lets fix it while we can
Jerry555 Wrote: Jan 19, 2013 6:37 PM


STOLE all the money from SS and Welfare to make it


His budget was balanced.


Loiso12013 Wrote: Jan 19, 2013 6:40 PM
yeah; the Clinton years really sucked...right?
Jerry555 Wrote: Jan 19, 2013 6:45 PM
Loiso12013 Wrote: Jan 19, 2013 6:49 PM
Not for my family; 2 of us went to college; 1 bought a house. My dad had a good job @ NIST in Maryland. Sorry you didn't get the same opportunities.
oi812 Wrote: Jan 19, 2013 7:04 PM
They have been doing it since the 60's What helped Clinton was no more Soviet Union so we shrunk the military, you had the dot/com boom which brought in huge tax revenues, the GOP forced welfare reform and lowered Cap Gains rate which opened up more money going into the economy rather than sitting on sidelines and ROTC money came in from the Saving and Loans bailout. Also Clinton lowered lending standards and reformed the charters for Freddie/Fannie which in the end lead to the mortgage meltdown of 08
D G Wrote: Jan 19, 2013 7:11 PM
Lois .... Be sure to thank the Republican Congress and vote Republican from now on.
During a strategy retreat to Williamsburg, Virginia, leadership in the House GOP caucus took the opportunity to rally Republicans around a short-term debt ceiling increase that would come without any significant movement on deficit reduction.

House Republican leaders Friday offered President Barack Obama a three-month reprieve to a looming, market-rattling debt crisis, backing off demands that any immediate extension of the government's borrowing authority be accompanied by stiff spending cuts.

Republicans hadn't settled on full details, but the measure would give the government about three more months of borrowing authority beyond a deadline expected to hit as early...