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Response to Taitertots (Reply #53)

Wed Mar 30, 2016, 05:02 PM

56. of course interest payments come from the same source... somewhat.


Sure interest payments come from general fund. But most revenue that goes into the general fund is paid with more with progressive taxation. Of course there's always more borrowing.

So I don't understand your objection. When interest was 6-7-8% on the trust fund... the interest was coming from the same source. By your logic we can be taxed for SS and not get any interest and in that way we can avoid the problem of the government paying money to itself... even if it's been doing it forever. My first concern is the health of the program... and it's undeniable that low interest rates harm it... especially when they drop below the level of inflation.

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