Originally Posted by HonestChieffan
Call me when SS is dead broke because we allowed politics to enter the program and reposition it as a tax increase. We are screwed.
Again, it all comes in to/goes out of - the general fund.
When republicans go to the mat to keep the Bush tax cuts from expiring on the wealthy (while not demanding the tax cuts be covered by commensurate spending cuts) - it comes out of the general fund.
When republicans all of a sudden cool to the idea of keeping the payroll tax cut from expiring on the middle class (while claiming "'we're broke", and demanding it must be funded with matching spending cuts) - it comes out of the general fund.
Were we less broke 3 months ago during the debt ceiling battles? Why all of sudden do the republicans care about matching funds for their tax cuts? Maybe because they know no matter what they do to the middle class, or how much they give away to the rich - guys like HonestChieffan and Patteu will always go to bat for them. Must be nice. Their rich backers however, aren't so gullible. They actually expect action to match the hollow rhetoric - or no more $$.