Originally Posted by Rohirrim
Oh, and the reason our social security system is in trouble is because greedy politicians stole the surplus and gave it to the rich, not because the system itself is unsustainable.
The "greedy politician", president Obama stole from SS (by lowering the rate to 4.2%) in an effort to boost the economy this year, so he might be re-elected.
Even at 6.2%, SS is not sustainable...it would have to be raised ~1%.
Who knew that lowering taxes would boost economic activity?