Loc: Alexandria, VA
Originally Posted By: John Rougeux
Just remember, this is the same government that started social security and look where it is now. And also, we are near or at the debt ceiling.
Actually, it's a completely different government. The Executive + the House + the Senate + the Supreme Court is nothing like it was when Social Security was passed. To boot, there's nothing wrong with Social Security that preventing Congress from raiding the trust fund won't fix. (Remember the "lock box"? Yeah, neither does anybody else since we were all distracted by 9/11 and the ensuing "war on terrorism")
As for Debt Ceilings: The House controls spending. If you want to avoid debt ceilings, tell them to not spend the money in the first place that we are required to repay by Constitutional rule. The time to eliminate the debt ceiling is before we spend the money, not after ...
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