Social Security to See Payout Exceed Pay-In This Year

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  1. Sourdoughman

    Sourdoughman TigerFan of LSU and the Tigerman

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    Social Security Payout to Exceed Revenue This Year - NYTimes.com
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    The bursting of the real estate bubble and the ensuing recession have hurt jobs, home prices and now Social Security.
    This year, the system will pay out more in benefits than it receives in payroll taxes, an important threshold it was not expected to cross until at least 2016, according to the Congressional Budget Office.
     
  2. Sourdoughman

    Sourdoughman TigerFan of LSU and the Tigerman

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    You think this recession is bad?
    Wait until we have healthcare and something unforseen happens such as a war, recession or depression.
    Whole lotta rationing going on!:wink:
     
  3. TheDude

    TheDude I'm calmer than you.

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    :rofl::rofl:

    May as well defer to this guy.

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  4. Sourdoughman

    Sourdoughman TigerFan of LSU and the Tigerman

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    Hey, some people actually believe the CBO!:lol:
     
  5. TheDude

    TheDude I'm calmer than you.

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    They are more accurate at fiscal predictions than the white house or congress, but that's like being the smartest kid on the short bus. Not something your parents really brag about.
     
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  6. SabanFan

    SabanFan The voice of reason

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    HalloweenRun Founding Member

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    The MIDVALE cartoon is my all time favorite. Thanks SF sorry we do not agree on more.
     
  8. gumborue

    gumborue Painfully Pessimistic

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    after reading up on it, i feel a little better about ss. didnt realize they havent gone into the trust fund yet. their projection, as weak as it may be, for 2037 is only the date when the trust fund will be depleted. and then that is the point where benefits have to be reduced. although it seems like they should do that sooner.
     
  9. saltyone

    saltyone So Mote It Be

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    We should stop paying every freaking scum bag in this country to sit at home on their fat asses and squirt out more kids. Work or starve. Family and church can take care of the ones who can't work. A guaranteed check just for being born is crazy.

    There is no "trust fund". Social security is just another way to take from those that currently have and give to those too lazy to pay their own way or that were too stupid to plan for the future.

    We shouldn't feel like our country owes us anything. Actually, we owe our country for the right to prosper as long as we're willing to work for it. Believing somebody owes you something just because you're American isn't American. Well, it used to not be.

    Federal income taxes
    State income taxes
    Sales taxes
    Social Security taxes
    Medicare taxes

    The dang tick is almost bigger than the dog. What's next?
     
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  10. shane0911

    shane0911 Helping lost idiots find their village Staff Member

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    You .... You.. You mean ol conservative bastard. How dare you think the fat and lazy are not entitled. This is America, Land of the cheese fry and home of McNugget. Just who do you think you are saying those people can't get a check....:rofl:


    (this post was only to preemt what (you know who you are) would have come on here and said)
     
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