You’d think the conservative crazies would listen to their hero, St. Ronnie,……..
but they choose and use his “genius” fairly selectively, it seems.
Well,….. let’s try one more time.
Pay attention wing nutters.
And we should send this information towards our president, too. Which is the most unfortunate turn.
“Let’s lay it to rest once and for all … Social Security has nothing to do with
the deficit. Social Security is totally funded by the payroll tax levied on
employer and employee. If you reduce the outgo of Social Security, that money
would not go into the general fund to reduce the deficit, it would go into the
Social Security trust fund. So Social Security has nothing to do with balancing
a budget or erasing or lowering the deficit.”
And a few wise words from David Atkins at Digby’s
“The idea that we need to maintain a military operation that spends more than the
rest of the world combined is insane. To cut Social Security in order to
maintain it is insane. To cut Social Security as a way of avoiding cuts to that
military as part of the sequester is also insane.”