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My Turn: Social Security Trust Fund raids must stop

...trillions of dollars of the Social Security Trust Fund have certain members of...mention the severe state the Social Security Trust Fund is in and how they will...been ineffectual. Will the Social Security Trust Fund ever be locked off completely...
My Turn: Social Security needs 'common sense' update

...recent government reports predict that the Social Security Trust Fund could run out of money by 2033. If that their fair share toward strengthening the Social Security Trust Fund.In addition to the RAISE Act, I'm continuing...
Outside editorial: The myth of the Social Security trust fund

...been tapping this revenue stream for years, while handing out IOUs - "special issue" Treasury bonds - to the Social Security Trust Fund. A lot of people speak of those IOUs as if they can be pulled out and exchanged for money to pay for benefit...
My Turn: Solve the health crisis before worrying about Social Security

...Social Security is in crisis and will be bankrupt by 2042, and his solution is to take income away from the Social Security trust fund and put it into private retirement accounts. Let me get this straight. To solve the crisis so Social Security...
Why the national debt is a ticking time bomb

...States built a $5.8 trillion national debt (plus $4 trillion more that will be needed to repay the raided Social Security trust fund). Since then, the debt has already surpassed $9 trillion, and the Congressional Budget Office projects that...
Tax deal can be better

...addressing this and propose the tax cut for millionaires expire, with the resulting revenue used to strengthen the Social Security Trust Fund. While this would improve Obama's proposal and would be a progressive one-time boost to the fund, it would...
The wrong scoreboard

...minimize, is in fact much larger than that liability. It doesn't much matter if the government lightly taps the Social Security trust fund this year to cover current costs. But over time, if not reversed, this tax cut strips the government of the...
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...Social Security funds only draw 2 percent interest, a falsehood much favored by the privatization people. The Social Security ``Trust Fund'' seems to draw that lousy interest because much of it isn't invested at all, but is instead paid out...
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...Bush's proposed tax cuts, which would eliminate the ability to pay the government IOU's that are in the Social Security Trust Fund, and you can see why this ``exciting and adventurous'' reform plan, like many other seductive scenarios...
Endless economic growth is its own Ponzi scheme economy that would follow. So they might be excused for not predicting its long-term impact on the Social Security Trust Fund. But that we've been irresponsibly ignoring the baby boomer effect since then isn't unique to the retirement...


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