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#1 I was just thinking (yeah, a scary thought), what would be the effect on Social Security if everyone was required to join in pols, bureaucrats, teachers the works.
Take control of their pension funds to the amount they should have been paying in for the last 10 to 20 years and go forward from there. They could all keep any other pension/retirement fund that their employers provide as long as the employers want to keept on providing after their half of SS is due.
What daya think? Would that set a fox amongst the chickens?
Posted by AlanC 2012-12-31 10:23||
#2 So sit back, grab the popcorn, and watch as algos proceed to respond with furious stupidity to every single unsourced, unvalidated, and untrue rumor and various other flashing red headlines.
As for those millions of people who, like the guy in the basement in Office Space, and like the New Normal Schrodinger cat, are employed and unemployed at the same time but certainly unpaid, better luck next time.
I just Love America, the people spoke in November, they wanted more of the "Obama Magic".
Employed and unemployed at the same time! Magic.
Well, sit back and relax, let us see the Congress and the President pull a Rabbit out of a Hat.
Posted by Au Auric 2012-12-31 10:50||
Posted by tipper 2012-12-31 11:46||
#4 This is an old, tried and true government trick. If the money runs out find something to cut that will piss people off the most.
So when schools want more money they don't cut administrators, new building or benefits. Oh no. First thing to go are kindergarten teachers. Local government? Fire and police of course.
Posted by Iblis 2012-12-31 11:58||
#5 Iblis, my wife is a kindergarten teacher and you couldn't be more right. Most every year we sweat the new budget to see if she's funded.
Of course she's also been told to make sure she spends every last nickle of budget allocation on supplies etc. so there's no surplus. If there's a surplus they'll cut the budget.
Screw them all.
Posted by AlanC 2012-12-31 12:29||
#6 Iblis - I heard that described many years ago as "The Admiral's Barge Syndrome", said barge ferrying Admirals from the Pentagon to the Hill across the Potomac, so they don't have to weaste time in traffic. Threaten to cut the budget and the Navy does not shut down the Admiral's Barge, they cut an aircraft carrier.
"You make me go on a diet and I'll cut muscle, not fat."
Posted by Bobby 2012-12-31 17:12||
#7 First civilians to go are those up against "the Gray Ceiling", Tipper. Not judged on lack of merit but flat maintenance cost. Good luck bringing back this experience from AFG, IRQ, BOS, PAN, GRE and all the other dirty little encounters since the start of VTM/CMB/LAO. Before the end of this administration[sic] there will be need of them.
Posted by Skidmark 2012-12-31 18:33||
#8 Mrs. Ret. works for BUMED and is not worried; she heard occasional talk about one day a month furlough. but that was 2 weeks ago, she's been on leave since then......
Perhaps she will have new word on Wednesday night.
Posted by USN,Ret. 2012-12-31 18:59||
#9 Perhaps she will have new word on Wednesday night.
I'll find out as well when I get back off leave about the same time.
Posted by Pappy 2012-12-31 23:24||