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A National Crisis in Character

smokindave Wrote: Nov 19, 2012 8:18 PM
Talk about the wrong tree. No one is saying that those are "entitlements" that are unearned. We ARE saying however, that both programs cannot meet their obligations without some sort of change. And neither will be able to keep its promises unless other entitlements are cut back. Each dollar can only be divided so many ways-it still has to add up to one dollar.
Frank391 Wrote: Nov 22, 2012 1:05 PM
It wouldn't be enough. SS is $88 trillion in the hole.
canetoad Wrote: Nov 19, 2012 8:26 PM
One solution is to apply FICA to all income not just the first $107,000. Problem solved!

Here’s an excerpt from a letter I received the other day from a college professor:

“….throughout this election I discussed with students the differences between ideologies. The majority of them are on federal financial aid. They are fine with more taxes as long as they will be taken care of. It is disturbing to hear that they are willing to spend their own money on tattoos and cell phones but cannot buy the book for class until the financial aid comes in.”

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