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Subject: Re: 1.6% v. 1.75% growth Date: 7/5/2000 6:39 PM
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If the number of beneficiaries was stable then it would make some sence, but it seems VERY optimistic to me.

It assumes that we can grow out of the SS problems, but that is impractical since wage growth has to keep increasing at a faster rate than the decline in the worker/beneficiary ratio AND the increase in benefits paid due to higher ending wages of new retirees in order for SS to remain solvent.

This estimation probably also includes the SS trust fund which is little more than a scheme to tax future generations more for SS.

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