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(Talking Points Memo)   Obama: "My SS cuts are not my 'ideal' plan" So what? You want to cut all entitlements or you want to make everyone a welfare queen? In this country, it's either/or, there is no third option   (talkingpointsmemo.com) divider line 8
    More: Interesting, obama, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka, Cost of Living Allowance, Sam Brownback, entitlements, social security  
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2013-04-08 10:57:43 AM  
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You know who else wanted to fully fund the SS?
2013-04-08 03:43:09 PM  
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Babwa Wawa: You know who else wanted to fully fund the SS?


THANK you!

/BREITBART WAS RIGHT!!
2013-04-08 03:24:29 PM  
1 votes:

Serious Black: Ned Stark: Serious Black: Biological Ali: Serious Black: wjmorris3: Serious Black: wjmorris3: Serious Black: wjmorris3: I'd go even further and end social security benefits for everyone, right now. The United States government does not have the authority per the Constitution to spend money.

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Seriously - if the government spent nothing, we'd be debt free in a matter of years.

That doesn't even begin to defend your claim that the federal government has no legal authority under the Constitution to spend money. It's just a stupid "no shiat" statement that nobody would ever endorse doing in real life.

If it were actually permitted, there'd be an amendment saying so, which there isn't!

Really? So Article I, Section 8, Clause 1, which partly says Congress has the power "To lay and collect Taxes...to...provide for...the general Welfare of the United States," that does not mean Congress can spend money it has raised through taxes?

Damn, you guys are easy to troll.

I assume everyone is 100% serious because the alternative is always questioning whether somebody is serious or somebody is trying to trigger my Poe's Law alarm.

That has to be bad for your blood pressure.

Unfortunately, it is. I've already had eighteen heart attacks, five strokes, three pulmonary embolisms, and a deep vein thrombosis, and I'm not even 30 years old.


FARK membership is a hard life, Son.
2013-04-08 02:29:03 PM  
1 votes:

TV's Vinnie: Welcome to Fark.


At some point, this phrase became shorthand for "I have nothing, so I'm just going to make my being an idiot your problem".
2013-04-08 01:25:37 PM  
1 votes:

Ned Stark: Serious Black: Biological Ali: Serious Black: wjmorris3: Serious Black: wjmorris3: Serious Black: wjmorris3: I'd go even further and end social security benefits for everyone, right now. The United States government does not have the authority per the Constitution to spend money.

[files.myopera.com image 438x400]

Seriously - if the government spent nothing, we'd be debt free in a matter of years.

That doesn't even begin to defend your claim that the federal government has no legal authority under the Constitution to spend money. It's just a stupid "no shiat" statement that nobody would ever endorse doing in real life.

If it were actually permitted, there'd be an amendment saying so, which there isn't!

Really? So Article I, Section 8, Clause 1, which partly says Congress has the power "To lay and collect Taxes...to...provide for...the general Welfare of the United States," that does not mean Congress can spend money it has raised through taxes?

Damn, you guys are easy to troll.

I assume everyone is 100% serious because the alternative is always questioning whether somebody is serious or somebody is trying to trigger my Poe's Law alarm.

That has to be bad for your blood pressure.


Unfortunately, it is. I've already had eighteen heart attacks, five strokes, three pulmonary embolisms, and a deep vein thrombosis, and I'm not even 30 years old.
2013-04-08 11:29:57 AM  
1 votes:

Cletus C.: CPennypacker: Cletus C.: TV's Vinnie: Serious Black: vernonFL: How much would the average poor grandmother's Social Security check get cut? Would next month's check be $10 less?

No, its probably a very small change in the increase of the amount of the checks over years. Of course I DNRTFA so I could be wrong.

Also, Social Security isn't a program that is in imminent danger of collapse, we still have 20 or more years for that to happen, so its not like we really need to reform it now.

The longer we wait, the harder it is to ensure long-term balance.

Remove the income cap. Make the rich pay more of their fair share.

Just don't let them opt out of a program they don't need. Their fair share would go to zero. Oh noes.

They can opt out of the program if they want to. They still have to pay the tax

The key word here is fair. Such a subjective thing.


Oh look a Libertarian who still need a harsh coQpunch! Hold still.
2013-04-08 11:19:43 AM  
1 votes:

vernonFL: TV's Vinnie: It's a classic "frog in the boiling water" scheme

I know what you mean, but the "frog in water" story actually isn't true - if you put a frog in water and then slowly bring it to a boil, the frog will jump out of the water when it gets uncomfortable.


Tested it, have you? MONSTER!
2013-04-08 11:17:33 AM  
1 votes:

Grand_Moff_Joseph: Social Security can be fixed forever in one simple move:  Remove the payroll cap on SS contributions.

/wipe hands on pants
//repeat


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