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To: reaganaut1
Without changes, the Social Security retirement fund can survive intact through about 2040 and Medicare through 2029.

Nonsense. They are both pay as you go programs and they are in the red now. The trust funds for these programs represent an unfunded liability, which is why they are included in the national debt of $14.3 trillion.

16 posted on 03/22/2011 6:41:43 AM PDT by kabar
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As a new nurse, seeing all the YOUNG people in the hospital on disability was a shocker. Young, able bodied . ..definitely able to walk, talk, etc. On disability for chronic pain, or “arthritis” or some damn thing. Most were a bunch of lazy drug seekers, flying frequently to the hospital for the nuttiest of complaints. It’s VERY common.


17 posted on 03/22/2011 6:45:33 AM PDT by LibsRJerks
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