Nations must have larger interests at heart than the narrow arbitrage interests of corporations that act like economic pirates. You can pay the ransom, but they'll still make you walk the plank
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Is Social Security a program that is independent of the federal budget ("off budget") or one that is intimately linked to the federal budget (the "unified budget" perspective)?
Employees and employers paid into the Social Security fund for the sole purpose of providing benefits. Politicians raided the kitty to borrow the funds for other purposes. We as a nation have an ethical responsibility to pay it back.
A criminal gang of rich white guys in New York did some extremely reckless things with the nation's collective wealth, and the middle class got clobbered.
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