Social Security

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8 Social Security Myths Exposed

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/8-social-security-myths-exposed-095027639.html

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Social Security and the Politics of Deceit

http://www.americanthinker.com/2012/11/social_security_and_the_politics_of_deceit.html

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Social Security shortfalls are [indirectly] adding to the federal budget deficit.

http://www.americanthinker.com/2012/12/dems_say_social_security_doesnt_add_to_deficit.html

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Social Security has many structural characteristics that resemble those of the classic Ponzi or pyramid scheme.”

http://www.cato.org/pubs/pas/PA689.pdf

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Yes, It Is a Ponzi Scheme

In fact, Social Security is a bit worse than that.

http://www.nationalreview.com/articles/print/275908

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Social Security’s Woes Are Worse Than You Think

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/print/2012-08-27/social-security-s-woes-are-worse-than-you-think.html

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Social Security: Even More Insolvent Than You Thought

http://frontpagemag.com/2013/tom-blumer/social-security-even-more-insolvent-than-you-thought/print/

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Social Security’s disability trust fund could fail to cover all benefits early as 2016

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/01/25/social-security-disability-trust-fund-could-fail-to-cover-all-benefits-early-as/

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Social Security Ran $45 Billion Deficit in 2011

http://cnsnews.com/news/article/social-security-ran-45-billion-deficit-2011

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THE END OF SOCIAL SECURITY SELF-FINANCING:

What Does It Portend for Social Security’s Future?

http://mercatus.org/sites/default/files/TheEndofSocialSecuritySelfFinancing_Blahous_v1-1_0.pdf

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Reform:

… the argument that private investment is too risky compared with Social Security does not hold up.  With Social Security already running a cashflow deficit today — and facing a $21 trillion shortfall in the future that will make it impossible to pay promised benefits — private investment and personal accounts should be part of any discussion about reforming the troubled system.

http://www.cato.org/pubs/pas/PA692.pdf

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One Simple Measure That Would Save Social Security

http://www.thefiscaltimes.com/Articles/2012/08/20/The-One-Simple-Measure-That-Would-Save-Social-Security.aspx#page1

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Social Security by Choice

Three Texas counties have a model for reform that proves personal retirement accounts are more than just a conservative pipe dream.

http://spectator.org/archives/2012/03/15/social-security-by-choice-the/print

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Save Social Security: Restore Economic Growth

http://www.americanthinker.com/2012/05/save_social_security_restore_economic_growth.html

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Those who care about the Social Security program need to clearly understand the consequence of this ongoing neglect; that time for a realistic financing solution has nearly run out.

http://economics21.org/commentary/it-becoming-too-late-fix-social-securitys-finances

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Social Security Deficits are Permanent and Growing

http://www.heritage.org/federalbudget/social-security-deficits

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Social Security’s Implosion Continues

http://pjmedia.com/blog/social-securitys-implosion-continues/?print=1

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Disability:

… a recent [Democrat-controlled] Senate committee investigation alarmingly calls into question the process of approving [Social Security] disability claims and rewarding benefits.

http://mercatus.org/sites/default/files/disability-benefits-analysis-pdf.pdf

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Federal Disability Insurance Nears Collapse

http://www.businessweek.com/printer/articles/28104-federal-disability-insurance-nears-collapse

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… the disability component of Social Security is growing faster than retirement benefits and requires substantive reforms.

http://www.ncpa.org/pdfs/ib109.pdf

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… the disability component of Social Security is growing faster than retirement benefits and requires substantive reforms.

http://www.ncpa.org/pdfs/ib109.pdf

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People retiring today are part of the first generation of workers who have paid more in Social Security taxes during their careers than they will receive in benefits after they retire. It’s a historic shift that will only get worse for future retirees, according to an analysis by The Associated Press.”

http://cnsnews.com/news/article/social-security-not-deal-it-once-was-workers

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As the Population Ages, Social Security’s Spending Is Projected to Outpace Its Tax Revenues

http://www.cbo.gov/publication/43649

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Social Security Deficit Could Mean a 25% Benefit Cut

http://www.thefiscaltimes.com/Articles/2012/10/03/Social-Security-Deficit-Could-Mean-a-25-Benefit-Cut.aspx#page1

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Social Security’s War On Working Wives

http://www.realclearmarkets.com/articles/2012/10/17/social_securitys_war_on_working_wives_99940.html

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Social Security Ran $47.8B Deficit in FY 2012

http://cnsnews.com/news/article/social-security-ran-478b-deficit-fy-2012-disabled-workers-hit-new-record-december

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