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The Fiscal Cliff – Don't Jump!

WalterHarris Wrote: Nov 28, 2012 8:42 AM
Reagan understood that social security is not and never was an entailment we paid for it out of our hard earned money . The money was simply stolen from the fund by our elected officials. I say they pay back every penny taken from the fund pus interest and there would not be any need to change it. I say that everyone that took any money from the fund must pay it back out of there salary , perks and retirement pay until it is paid back.
As the nation nears the so-called fiscal cliff, Republicans in Congress must be wary of the solutions being put forward for a "grand bargain" by President Obama and Democrats in Congress. Unsurprisingly, the President and the Congressional Democrats are using tempting but dishonest rhetoric – calling for "fairness," a "balanced approach," and a "return to Clinton Era tax rates" to balance the budget.

This rhetoric is misleading for several reasons. First, Democrats are not really proposing going back to the Clinton Era tax rates. If income, capital gains and other tax rates were raised to Clinton Era levels, these higher rates would...
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