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Hawkwin: "SS, unlike an ACA subsidy, is a return of your own money . . . ."

I disagree. It is not a return of one's own money! There is no speciic account into which one's SS taxes have been deposited (and then invested) and are being held for return at a later date. In addition, the court cases are pretting clear: Helvering v. Davis, 301 U.S. 619 (1937), in which "the Court had ruled that Social Security was not a contributory insurance program, saying, 'The proceeds of both the employee and employer taxes are to be paid into the Treasury like any other internal revenue generally, and are not earmarked in any way.' " & Flemming v. NestorR 363 U.S. 603 (1960) and Helvering v. Davis, 301 U.S. 619 (1937) in which the Court held no vested right to benefits.

Regards, JAFO
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