Thanks for the history lesson. How about the future? You know, when the baby boomers start collecting SS? When that happens the only way to pay for SS going forward will be with increased taxes. But that's OK with you libdem's, right? That's preferable to looking for a solution that avoids tax increases, right?
BTW, there is no cash in the SS trust fund...all IOU's. Try spending that "$2.0 trillion" without raising taxes.
<the only way to pay for SS going forward will be with increased taxes>
Bush is the only elected politician who advocates increased SS taxes. No Democrat agrees with his hare-brained scheme to screw the middle and lower classes by increasing their SS tax.
Yes, in some future year hopefully more than a few decades from now it will probably be necessary to reduce the rate of growth of SS payments. Until then we should all be telling BushCo to keep their greedy hands off the SS trust fund.
Your response made no attempt to defend the Republicans' screwball privatization schemes. Should I understand from your post that you agree SS privatization is a terrible idea whose time has come and gone with the defeat of Rick Santorum and other Republican SS haters in the 2006 election?