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Subject:  I honestly don't get it. Date:  2/4/2005  4:24 AM
Author:  IronicFelix Number:  679767 of 2111918

If Social Security is running a surplus and won't run a deficit until sometime about 40 years from now...

...and the country as a whole is currently running a deficit and is actually borrowing from Social Security...

...why is it that Social Security's possible future revenue-payments imbalance is considered a crisis whereas the current federal budget deficit is not?
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