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    3 Statistics About Social Security That Are Frightening

    Typically, we hear a lot of drama and get a lot of hand-wringing over the possibility of benefit cuts 16 years in the future. Comically enough most of the articles are talking about a fairly benign impact. Here are three stats to worry about : The Social Security Shortfall Is Growing Three...
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    Fed Policy And The Great Trust Robbery

    Ben Bernanke is selling the concept of negative interest rate policies. This is going to kill Social Security and the elderly who depend upon fixed incomes. It is a subject that no one is talking about, so feel free. This is my article which basically says that the Fed's policy has lowered...
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    Obama's Expansion Of Social Security

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/opini...f3f_story.html The WP has the best editorial on Social Security I have seen in years. Obama's statement have no proposal to increase revenue, and no details about how he would expand Social Security benefits. 1) There are no details 2) It is virtually...
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    Bernie Sanders Commander Brain Dead

    It isn't just Sanders, but government as a whole is virtually incompetent. Sanders is just the parody player. Sanders claims that he wants to help the low-income seniors by expanding Social Security. First, you find out that his understanding of low-income is flawed, but now we are finding...
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    What Is The Social Security Trust Fund?

    I published a piece on the Social Security Trust Fund on independent voter news which looks at the Social Security Trust Fund. Most of the discussion related to the Social Security Trust Fund falls into two categories. One says that is a space efficient version of Ft. Knox. The other says that...
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    The Myth Of The Raid On Social Security

    I have always doubted the claim - in large part because so many politicians claim that it is true. I pulled out the cashflows, and found not surprisingly that Social Security is a net subsidize rather than a subsidizer of the government. Once you factor out the cost of benefits for seniors and...
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    Who Stole Social Security

    The most popular response to the question how did Social Security go off track is : someone (insert a variety of names) stole the money. Chris Christie - the only candidate willing to talk about Social Security - has invoked the crazy card in both of the GOP debates. They stole it without ever...
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    Privatizing Social Security The Bush Mistake

    10 years ago, GWB tried to introduce personal accounts into Social Security with a plan that remains a strawman for democrats to this day. This plan was dumb, not in the way that the critics suggest. The greed of Wall Street was the least of its problems. It was just a dumb idea. His plan in...

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