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Defunding Social Security?

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Been hearing some Republicans bandy this about in regarding the payroll tax break. Last time I looked, there was no Social Security lockbox and FICA withholding is being counted with the general budget, at least when they speak of the federal deficit. They can call it anything they want, but a tax by any other name is still a tax. I thought tax cuts were good for the economy and that this should be applauded.:confused:

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republicans want to cut the other guys spending

 

 

they have no problem taxing and paying for their stuff,

 

 

or borrowing to pay for their stuff.

 

 

They buy votes just like the dems.

 

 

And THAT is the biggest threat to this nation.

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republicans want to cut the other guys spending

they have no problem taxing and paying for their stuff,

or borrowing to pay for their stuff.

They buy votes just like the dems.

And THAT is the biggest threat to this nation.

 

YEAHP.

 

Just like the DEMS.

 

In Washington, that's the way the *game is played.

 

 

 

 

*Definition of logrolling (n)

 

log·roll·ing [ lóg rling ] 1.exchange of political support: the striking of a deal between colleagues in a legislature whereby support is given to a piece of legislation on the understanding that the favor will be returned at a later date.

 

 

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The SS tax 'cut' is a farce, and only serves to bankrupt SS sooner rather than later. It was, and is, a despicable gimmick, that both parties should be thoroughly ashamed of. The fact that neither is, speaks volumes. :dismay:

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The SS tax 'cut' is a farce, and only serves to bankrupt SS sooner rather than later. It was, and is, a despicable gimmick, that both parties should be thoroughly ashamed of. The fact that neither is, speaks volumes. :dismay:

 

If SS money is going into the general budget, does it really matter if it's coming from SS withholding or a federal income tax cut? If tax cuts are good for the economy, this is stimulative and will pay for itself by growing the economy. If tax cuts only move our nation closer to bankruptcy, then why are they being sold as stimulative?

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If SS money is going into the general budget, does it really matter if it's coming from SS withholding or a federal income tax cut? If tax cuts are good for the economy, this is stimulative and will pay for itself by growing the economy. If tax cuts only move our nation closer to bankruptcy, then why are they being sold as stimulative?

 

If it doesn't matter where from the Federal monies collected from Federal tax monies withheld from paychecks, let's call it as coming from unemployment and food stamps

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If it doesn't matter where from the Federal monies collected from Federal tax monies withheld from paychecks, let's call it as coming from unemployment and food stamps

 

There is no food stamp or federal unemployment withholding that I'm aware of. If they wanted to call it that, would it really matter? How is it different from a 2% cut on federal taxes other than it only applies to the first ~$95K of income.

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Gummit fails again.

 

oh come on......just alittle more government and everyhting will be ok......were so close, just a few trillion more, just a few million more govt workers and we will be all set.

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oh come on......just alittle more government and everyhting will be ok......were so close, just a few trillion more, just a few million more govt workers and we will be all set.

 

If you're wrong, can I get a refund when it fails?

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There is no food stamp or federal unemployment withholding that I'm aware of. If they wanted to call it that, would it really matter? How is it different from a 2% cut on federal taxes other than it only applies to the first ~$95K of income.

 

Employers don't pay for un-employment?

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Gummit fails again.

 

oh come on......just alittle more government and everyhting will be ok......were so close, just a few trillion more, just a few million more govt workers and we will be all set.

 

Gummit works great ... if you're a part of that system, you're golden!

 

If you're on the outside looking in (or paying in), you're screwed

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