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August 22, 2011
Social Security Disability fund is nearly broke
From Daily Kos: 7/22/11
Funny how this [Social Security] Surplus story so quickly fell off the National radar screen,
Apparently the Social Security Trust Fund facts, have left the building ...
Only to be replaced by the sky-is-falling, slash everything, Austerity Chicken Hawks, in their place ..
Senator Bernie Sanders: 3/15/11:
Today on ABC's Top Line, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) dismissed the talk of Social Security going broke as "total nonsense" and said, "Social security has a $2.6 trillion surplus. Could pay out every benefit owed for the next 26 years," he said. "It is not going bankrupt and it is not going broke."
Headline in AOL's Daily Finance blog: 8/21/11:
Social Security Disability Payments May Cease in 2017
Nobody saw this coming right? Complete surprise. Who woulda thunk it.
Color me an "Austerity Chicken-Hawk" but maybe - just maybe - we should perhaps, sort of, you know, kind of do something about it? Like we could have in 2007. As we should have in the debt ceiling debate.
The only time Democrats talk about social security is either to brag about inventing it or use it to frighten the beejeebees out of old folks with tales of how Republicans are going to break into their homes and steal their checks. On how to fix the monster, they are silent.
Lots of silent Democrats on the Hill today.
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