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HUFFPOST COMMUNITY MODERATOR
CTtransplant
We don't stop playing because we grow old, we grow
04:06 PM on 11/11/2010
In this country, taking what does not belong to you is (and always will be) considered stea ling!
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HUFFPOST COMMUNITY MODERATOR
CTtransplant
We don't stop playing because we grow old, we grow
04:00 PM on 11/11/2010
When you take what doesn't belong to you, that is,  and always will be, stealing!
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HUFFPOST COMMUNITY MODERATOR
CTtransplant
We don't stop playing because we grow old, we grow
04:15 PM on 11/11/2010
Would one of you kind mods delete this one?  Thought it hadn't posted, so this is repost.  Thanks in advance! :-)
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HUFFPOST SUPER USER
Kitten of D00M
02:00 AM on 11/12/2010
Noooo- your comment was definitely worth repeating!
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HUFFPOST SUPER USER
AlsoSarah
Medicare for all
03:56 PM on 11/11/2010
It is my understanding that SS is healthy. The only reason I can see for them threatening SS is to plunder it.
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HUFFPOST SUPER USER
AlsoSarah
Medicare for all
03:59 PM on 11/11/2010
Don't buy into this BS.
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HUFFPOST SUPER USER
imtheoz
03:53 PM on 11/11/2010
Interesting...We have a tremendous amount of national debt because of two wars and some ill-advised tax cuts. The solution...cut social programs! Let me be the one to mention that Social Security has not added to the debt. The only reason it is an issue is that those who borrowed from the SS trust fund want to find a way to get out of replacing those funds they borrowed.
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HUFFPOST COMMUNITY MODERATOR
CTtransplant
We don't stop playing because we grow old, we grow
03:57 PM on 11/11/2010
Taking what doesn't belong to you, in this country, is,  and always will be, stealing!
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HUFFPOST SUPER USER
blueken
Finger Picking blues man
03:30 PM on 11/11/2010
Social Security Insurance. That's what it's called right? Money comes out of my paycheck every week, the problem is the government borrows that money so that they don't have to raise taxes. That's the problem. Didn't someone promise a lock box on Social Security at one time? What was that, 10 years ago? The government didn't want to bite the bullet then, so now America's elderly have to bite the bullet now? The government wants to print money to buy back government bonds, try buying back some of the bonds that are in Social Security.
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HUFFPOST COMMUNITY MODERATOR
CTtransplant
We don't stop playing because we grow old, we grow
03:59 PM on 11/11/2010
The Defense Department needs to give back they money they took (ST OLE) from our Social Security!
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HUFFPOST SUPER USER
AlsoSarah
Medicare for all
04:08 PM on 11/11/2010
Our SS is stable and sound unless they are taking from it.
03:26 PM on 11/11/2010
Social Security should be means tested. Check out the Social Security Games its easier than you think to fix Social Security just not popular http://www.actuary.org/socsec.asp
04:40 PM on 11/11/2010
NO, IT SHOULD NOT! If I'm going to pay into it I had better get something out of it, period! If I am not going to get anything out of it don't ask me to contribute! It amounts to nothing but theft and a redistribution of wealth. I work, someone else takes my money. That's BS!
02:11 PM on 11/11/2010
You think the housing /foreclosure mess is a 'crisis' now? Go ahead and take away the mortgage deduction and no one will be making their house payment. And there goes the banking industry - again. But this time with Wall Street reform, no bail outs.
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guveqzero
Inventor and Innovator
02:30 PM on 11/11/2010
I agree with your statement. But, foreclosure is probably better for 50% of the homeowners anyway. The homes are worth less than is owed on them, they should just walk away for their own health.
03:41 PM on 11/11/2010
But the problem is people used to buy 'homes'. The place where they wanted to live, raise a family, etc. It wasn't until the industry started pushing mortgages as 'investments' and those documents don't call them investments, it's referred to as 'property'. People think they can just walk away if their house is underwater, but they do not realize their credit is ruined for 10 years. Most of the people walking away are younger and have no clue what they are in for long term. And although people say they will rent the rest of their lives, or pay cash, I'm afraid they truly don't understand what they are doing to their future...and that's without mentioning the tax implications.
01:51 PM on 11/11/2010
We all need to get off of these damn computers, and take to the streets. Non-violent protest where they are forced to see our faces and look us in the eye is the only way anything will ever be won for the poor and middle class in this country again. Liberals and labor are the people who fought for these programs originally, and we are the ones who will need to fight again. I don't know how, but let's get organized! Not for one rally, but for the long haul.
12:59 PM on 11/11/2010
Perhaps someone will create our citizen's "deck of cards" identifying who is responsible for systemically stripping the wealth out of this country. Cutting Medicare will no doubt save social security funds because dead people don't get a check. That's the number I want to see, what is the savings from the early death of citizens from lack of health care after spending a life-time working like dogs. I know some bean counter has factored in that statistic, let 'em show the people of this country what that will save.
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HUFFPOST SUPER USER
CL38
A greater fool .... Sanity, Equality & Justice
12:55 PM on 11/11/2010
Republicans keep moving further and further to the right and each time they do, demand that Democrats compromise and meet them half way. Through this ruse, they've shifted the entire country further and further to the right over the past 30 years and stolen the it’s wealth.

This is but one more attempt; one over which the Democrats need to raise such an outcry with the public that Republicans are forced to back down. Over 50% of the public do NOT favor extended tax cuts for the wealthiest and I would bet that 99.9% are absolutely against cutting social security and would trample Washington to stop them.

And by the way, Republicans are not deserving of ‘fair and balanced’ media coverage when they're not presenting fair and balanced opinions and policy. Republicans abandoned the idea of speaking fact and truth several decades ago.
12:52 PM on 11/11/2010
Is anyone in the entire United States surprised?????????? And if you are, I can not imagine why.
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Middle Blue
What's a micro-bio?
03:12 PM on 11/11/2010
We know the report is totally meaningless posturing.
04:43 PM on 11/11/2010
Just checkin' the waters!
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HUFFPOST SUPER USER
CL38
A greater fool .... Sanity, Equality & Justice
12:52 PM on 11/11/2010
Republicans keep moving further and further to the right and each time they do, demand that Democrats compromise and meet them half way. Through this ruse, they've shifted the entire country further and further to the right over the past 30 years and stolen the it’s wealth.

This is but one more attempt; one over which the Democrats need to raise such an outcry with the public that Republicans are forced to back down. Over 50% of the public do NOT favor extended tax cuts for the wealthiest.

And by the way, Republicans are not deserving of ‘fair and balanced’ media coverage when they're not presenting fair and balanced opinions and policy. Republicans abandoned the idea of speaking fact and truth several decades ago.
12:45 PM on 11/11/2010
Nice little dog and pony show to coincide with the G20 meeting to make Obama look better after the feds dollar manipulation. Nothing will come of it but it serves the purpose of showing our creditors that we are considering austerity moves to reduce our deficit.
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greihing
12:23 PM on 11/11/2010
I don't mind doing by fair share and taking some of the hit in an effort to stem the deficit. But let's keep a couple of facts in mind.

Wages for myself and other people in the middle class has stagnated since 2000 while the top 1% has seen a dramatic rise.

This means that I have been paying more for the same goods and services with less spending power than my counterparts in the top 1%.

I have also been paying more in personal income taxes that my rich counterparts. For example, I saw a report on CNBC that Dick Cheney in his last year of VP paid 26% in personal income taxes. I paid 31%. So I even paid more in taxes than Dick Cheney. How many other top 1% got away with paying less taxes??

So while the Committee takes a look at where to slash. I say that they need to also generate revenue. And this will need to come from the people who have profited from this.

It's only fair....
12:16 PM on 11/11/2010
Sanders and Krugman have it right: Social Security is its own entity, not tied to the rest of the Federal budget. Take a look at your pay stubs if you still have a job. You see something there labeled "FICA"? That's the part of your paycheck that goes towards paying for Social Security and Medicare. It's its own fund! Trying to lay this at the feet of the Federal deficit is pure bullpucky. But if you are worried about the solvency of SS in 29 years, raise the cap on contributions, or lower the cap for retirees earning above a certain amount. And the idea of raising the retirement age is a whole lot of hooey as well. The two points being, who would hire a 66 year-old for any kind of manual labor when there's plenty of strapping 20-somethings around? And, health outcomes for poorer Americans are much worse than for the well-off, because the richer you are, the more likely you will have the money to pay for what insurance doesn't cover. Look it up. The more affluent you are, the longer you live. So the people who need the money won't have it, and vice-versa. Compare a 66 year-old laborer to a 66 year-old corporate head. Which one do you think will last longer? The guy who takes a car sevice to work every day, or the one who can barely rise out of bed the next day?