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Oops: The Government's $800 Billion Social Security Math Error

Wendy60 Wrote: Jan 07, 2013 8:36 PM
Yes. History has more than adequately demonstrated that government projections are consistently optimistic. Even if we accepted the optimistic estimate, a single financial crisis between now and then would make Social Security permanently insolvent. What are the odds of that? Social Security was always an evil idea. Americans should have never accepted it. It appeals to the worst in people - go along with a little stealing from your wallet now, and when you get older, we promise, we'll steal from others and stuff your pockets. This logically leads people to say "screw you" and forcefully take the money from younger generations when times get tough, then find ways to rationalize the evil. Social Security should be sunsetted.

Before we delve into the details of the feds' epic entitlement arithmetic snafu, let's check in with Harry Reid for the Democrats' official party line on question of Social Security's solvency:
 


 

"I'm saying the arithmetic on Social Security works...no, it's not in crisis...Social Security is fine."


Reid said the same thing about Obamacare's now-defunct CLASS Act back in 2009.  Here he is on the Senate floor claiming that the program is funded for...