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Subject:  Re: Here's your chance: Balance the Fed budget Date:  1/2/2007  11:35 AM
Author:  Pituophis Number:  200147 of 603176

Using the applet, eliminate the supposed $544 billion SS "expense" entirely from your budget and leave everything else the same -- it calculates that you've only cut $25.6 billion, and even that is some kind of accounting artifact I believe since social security actually brings in more than is paid out in benefits.

doh! I dunno. I went back and tried that again and it didn't work that way - anyway, there's something screwy with the way that SS is dealt with in the applet...
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