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Response to eniwetok (Reply #9)

Mon Mar 28, 2016, 12:18 PM

15. You're missing the point

The interest is paid by the government TO the government. It doesn't create any money. If they pay an extra trillion dollars to SS without increasing taxes to cover it... they're just borrowing a trillion dollars to do it. It isn't that a trillion dollars isn't a lot of money... it's that ANY amount is irrelevant if all you're doing is taking on debt on one ledger to pay down debt on another.

There is no way to increase income to SS without increasing taxes or investing in riskier options.

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