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Rob Rogers

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  1. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    Social Security is fully paid up till 2035, shouldn’t even be part of this years talks, just more fear tatics from politicians.

  2. NebulousRikulau

    NebulousRikulau GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    Not a good idea, dude.
    The Ten Million Granny March on Washington will be a horrifying thing.

  3. braindead08

    braindead08 GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    Republicans are sure going to enjoy working through Christmas. Surely, they would never compromise their PRINCIPLES, whatever they are, just to get out of town.

  4. walruscarver2000

    walruscarver2000 said, almost 2 years ago

    If what I get from social security is any example, God help the poor sob who has to live on that and nothing else.

  5. Clark  Kent

    Clark Kent said, almost 2 years ago

    The elephant should be the piñata.

  6. magicwalnut

    magicwalnut GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    @NebulousRikulau

    I’m in! When do we leave?

  7. treesareus

    treesareus said, almost 2 years ago

    @Rad-ish

    There IS no $$ in the SS “trust fund”. It is part of the US debt.

  8. treesareus

    treesareus said, almost 2 years ago

    The total US debt and unfunded liabilites of SS, Medicare, etc, are about $138 trillion and increasing at the rate of $8.25 trillion every year. The total gross domestic product of the US is about $15.5 trillion…so the US is taking a bath in red ink.

  9. ronald rini

    ronald rini said, almost 2 years ago

    This is great if the goverment can do this then insurance companies should be able to do the same. What need to be done is put people in jail that are sucking SS on fake injuries and also get welfare people and people that did not put into it off medicare. Put them on some other plan not SS.

  10. PlainBill

    PlainBill said, almost 2 years ago

    @ronald rini

    Go look it up. You are talking about three separate funds. Social Security is funded through employee and employer contributions. At present, it will run through it’s reserves (trust fund) in 21 years. (Treesaurus is wrong. The US government is holding the reserves, and is responsible for returning them. Consider if you deposited $100,000 in a bank, which then loaned it to various businesses and individuals. Treesaurus is saying you don’t have $100,000 in the bank, the bank has used it.)

    Medicare is also funded through employee and employer contributions. It’s reserves are much less. Social Security requires minor adjustments so it can be put on a firm financial basis; Medicare will require more severe adjustments.

    Medicaid provides health carer for children and the poor. It is totally funded by the US Government.

  11. Lin W

    Lin W GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    You’ve got the comic backwards.

  12. mickey1339

    mickey1339 GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    @Mr. King

    “Wow! I’ll have to tell all my friends! This is the place to get real economics education!”

    Actually G, there is an amazing amount information posted here, especially if one was to research many of the links provided. I usually try to provide a source for what I post and if possible keep it objective in nature.

    Of course some of the reference here is to partisan bullshit. Some of it is just personal ranting. That’s what makes it entertaining.

    The link included below is reference to an explanation of the core elements and operation of social security.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Social_Security_Trust_Fund

  13. NeoconMan

    NeoconMan said, almost 2 years ago

    @coraryan

    coraryan, you bloody socialist. Obama is trying to move us AWAY from socialism by cutting government entitlement pay-outs and you’re fighting to keep them.


    I say cut those stupid old people off the government support and teach them the personal responsibility of fending for themselves rather than relying on the American taxpayer. And if you were any type of conservative, you would agree with me.

  14. walruscarver2000

    walruscarver2000 said, almost 2 years ago

    @NeoconMan

    But then who would we have in congress?

  15. M Ster

    M Ster said, almost 2 years ago

    @coraryan

    The facts don’t back up your placing blame on Jimmy Carter for raiding the Social Security Trust Fund. When he left office, only about $30 billion had been borrowed. When Reagan left office, it was closer to $130 billion, with most of that borrowed in his last 2 years. That’s when the policies radically changed. When HW Bush left office, it was $300 billion, when Clinton left office it was $900 billion, and the runaway borrowing continued with W. But the accelerated borrowing started in 1987.

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