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Richard_B Wrote: Jan 30, 2013 8:40 AM
I have been paying into my Social Security account for 55 years and I feel that since I was forced to pay the tax that I am entitled. I have also paid into Medicare since its inception. A 36 year old person I knew in 1974 was drawing money from SSI and getting Medicaid was "entitled" because he learned how to scam the system while in prison.
Marc_H Wrote: Jan 30, 2013 9:44 AM
sorry, court case, no one is entitled to that money
so the politicians are simply liars

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...