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    hey congress quit tampering with social security, ill dare you guys, robb from the working taxpayers to fund illegals or slackers with the working folks money that they earned and put in for retirement, most people would go to jail for these actions.
    obama has wasted enough money to foreign countries and bailouts plus money/ assistance for welfare and slackers to have corrected social security, dont continue to rob the working people who made this country, working folks have to be responsible with their money,how about government getting their act together and living within their means, and oh by the way fix social security, because you guys screwed it up, theres enough of you guys sittin on your bottoms drawing big pay,lets do something.
     
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    SS should be put into a non touched account, if a private company touched this money they would be locked up, when congress does it for some reason it is legal.
     
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    Social security onna table an' dem politicians gonna take a bite outta it...
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    Talks: Inflation change could cut Social Security
    7 July`11 WASHINGTON – Once considered untouchable, Social Security is now in play in the debt-ceiling negotiations. And that could mean higher income taxes for many U.S. families in addition to shaved benefits for tens of millions of retirees as they age.
     
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    Social security is broke now. There is no account anywhere with the $$ that anyone has put their $$ into.
    Social Security has been a pay as you go system since inception.
    How does a system work when there are 2 people drawing out of it for every person paying into it?
    If there was a system set up similar to social security in the private sector they would arrest the owners of it for fraud.
    All social security is and has been is a big Ponzi scheme.
    We should never as taxpayers honor past promises our politicians made THAT THERE IS NO WAY WE CAN KEEP.
     
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    Lets privatize SS so that Wal Street and JP Chase can mess with the surplus....
     
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    Politicians and social security is like foxes guarding the hen house. The politicians have been drooling, salivating and licking their chops for years, now they are going to pounce on it and tear it to pieces. And if you don't like it, what are you going to do about it?
     
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    Why would politicians want social security?
    There is NO $$$ in it.
    Either we make changes in it or it will be gone in 25 years.
    When Americans finally wake up and KNOW that our politicians have made promises THEY CAN NOT KEEP things will get better.
    Social Security was never intended to be a retirement program. It was a supplemental program IN CASE you lived past the average age. Fact: average age of an American when social security started was 61. Fact: there were 29 Americans paying into social security when it started for every person drawing a benefit.
    Tell us how it works when there is 1 person drawing social security for every person PAYING INTO it.
    How do we fund that without CHANGING IT???
     
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    Is there a surplus? Why is government even allowed to touch that money?
     
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    You can thank LBJ for that my friend.

    He needed money to fund the Vietnam War and there were all those billions in SS money just sitting there.

    Not anymore.
     
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    That would be pretty simple to do. All Congress would have to do is change the law to stop S.S. from investing the trust fund in treasury bonds. In about 10 years the trust would be in a cash position. Of course it would be earning no interest which would hasten the depletion of the fund
     

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