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One Social Security Crisis?Already?Here

October 7, 2013

To The Reader’s Forum: There is ongoing debate over the future ability of Social Security to pay its obligations. Some argue it is already, or will soon be bankrupt....

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Oct-14-13 9:38 PM

Tell us...who would get the blame for the mess in Washington (since 2009) if the tea party wasn't around?

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Oct-12-13 10:46 PM

Sorry Seadog but I do have a life and responsibilities, I can't be on the computer all day long like you. Didn't watch the video of Boehner did ya.

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Oct-12-13 4:29 PM

seadog ....10-10- 4:18 spot on.... as for emmy (like a broken 24 hr. timepiece; right once a day)...

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Oct-11-13 1:01 PM

Different headings. Same subject. Same people. Same arguments. Same outcome. No decisions. This is a draw.

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Oct-10-13 7:31 PM

Not too interesting Seadog...I don't put any faith in what you say...especially when you didn't even know that the ACA and "Obamacare" are the same thing. I guess fox didn't explain that to you..haha

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Oct-10-13 6:05 PM

Seadog..Check out Boehners interview with George Stephenopolis last Sunday. He says he reached an agreement with Harry Reid on the CR last July..but his members (tea Party) changed his mind and decided to take a stand. Now tell me who started this crap? Look it up! and stop posting garbage

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Oct-10-13 4:16 PM

If the dems didn't raid social security, we wouldn't have such problems.

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Oct-10-13 2:08 PM

If the Boehner's shutdown works you all know very well it will be used again to try to kill Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid. Of course, the real waste in our budget, the military, will be left sacrosanct. Please don't pretend otherwise and stop trying to change the subject.

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Oct-09-13 9:29 AM

You lefties haven't a clue, esp. Emmy.& the monkey

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Oct-09-13 6:18 AM

Obama, Obama, OBAMA; like a mantra of a madman the Repubs, Tea Partiers and Conservatives go on and on and on... Let me remind you that along with our present Republican manufactured Crisis of government the Republican Party fought tooth and nail against Social Security even after it was passed. Now ACL, nothing new here just the same mantra; let the people have nothing while the corporations are given all by the government.

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Oct-09-13 5:51 AM

No one has to try to make the Obama administration look bad. It is a leaderless street fight designed to make our nation collapse into a third world banana republic. It's working.

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Oct-08-13 7:37 PM

Em you just described Reid and Obama. And all other progs.

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Oct-08-13 6:30 PM

If the president and the Senate give in to the Teapublicans, how long do you think it will be before they use the same threat of debt default or shutdown to kill it? Then they'll go after Medicaid and Medicare. Why? Because they don't care about people's suffering and because they hate governments that do.

And they will stop at nothing - look at the impending debt default that they are threatening - until they get their way or until they are marginalized and effectively immobilized.

When is Boehner gonna stop his shutdown? When is he going to stop playing games with people's lives and the health of the world economy? When is he going to make the good of the country more important than the good of his party?

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Oct-08-13 4:48 PM

You don't even know what a race is monkey. Join when you know something about the subject.

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Oct-08-13 11:45 AM

Howard,explain to be why the tea party are radicals.All they want is for the govt. to stop doing business as usual.The left loves throwing around labels on everyone without explaining why they are.If you don't think this govt. is out of control and looking out for itself then you really do have your head in the sand.The Tea Party wants our representatives to work for us,thast all.Doesn't seem radical to me.

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Oct-08-13 10:06 AM

Fund everything piece by piece until all that is left is Obamacare. That is the republican plan. They want to make the President and the Senate look bad when they won't "piecemeal" the budget. Also, Paul Demler, there will be no end to partisan politics until Boehner has the guts to stand up to the radical tea party.

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Oct-08-13 8:40 AM

Wait to see what happens when we give 11 to 24 million illegals rights to milk the government. They all came from societies that are lawless and don't blink at bilking the government.

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Oct-08-13 8:37 AM

The national pastime in PR was to spend 180 days in military service, play crazy, get 100% disability pension, and have your wife or Mother paid to take care of you. A study indicated they were 3 times more likely to suffer non-combat related mental disorders than the rest of the service members. If that changed it's bound to be for the worse.

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Oct-08-13 6:13 AM

None of this should come as any surprise. Obama went to Columbia where a faculty member, Saul Alinsky, wrote a book "Rules for Radicals" which said to fundamentally change a society, you have to collapse the system first. Explosion in number of people on SS Disability, Welfare, SNAP (food stamps), and college loans is all part of the process.

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Oct-08-13 6:05 AM

It should be noted that the Obama administration has purposely shortened the qualification process and in doing so has allowed fraud to explode. In fact, they are giving awards to judges and others who process a large number of claims. More than a few of these lawyers are making millions each year for getting people onto SS disability. Nine out of the top ten zip codes with people on SS disability are in Puerto Rico where the approval rate is running 98%. A surprisingly large number of those getting disability are in their 20's and 30's with Obama giving the OK to accept depression from being unemployed as just one of the new reasons for eligibility.

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Oct-08-13 3:46 AM

25% of SS Disability claims are false. 15% of the population in W.Virginia and Kentucky are on Disability. States have hired "Disability Lawyers" who specialize in getting people on Disability to move them from welfare (state liability) to Disability (a federal program). In the last 3 years alone Disability claims have increased 300%. This is politics at it's best. If these jobless people were not on Welfare or Disability they would be starving in the streets under the Obama administration's inept, borrow trillions economy. Of course this is unsustainable and will bankrupt SSecurity in just a few years.

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Oct-07-13 6:14 PM

But the govt.will run obamacare just fine.

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