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"Do you think it would be possible to convince some people from Mexico or Central America or Afghanistan or somewhere else to come here and do some work?"

90% of the refugees wind up on public assistance for at least 10 years. Their net contribution to the economy is NEGATIVE. They go on food stamps, housing assistance, welfare, child credits, Medicaid for their 8 kids, plus, of course, overload schools with foreign speaking kids requiring high price union labor rates 'dual language teachers', diversity councilors, administrators, etc.

Not only that, but you'd need 50 million of them to make a dent.

There will be almost all the baby boomers collecting SS in 2033.

"The concepts of solvency, sustainability, and budget impact are common in discussions of Social Security, but are not well understood. Currently, the Social Security Board of Trustees projects program cost to rise by 2035 so that taxes will be enough to pay for only 75 percent of scheduled benefits. This increase in cost results from population aging, not because we are living longer, but because birth rates dropped from three to two children per woman."

"With the average worker benefit currently at about $1,000 per month, 3.3 workers would need to contribute about $300 each per month to provide a $1,000 benefit. But after the population age distribution has shifted to have just two workers per beneficiary, each worker would need to contribute $500 to provide the same $1,000 benefit.

Thus, in order to meet increased Social Security costs, substantial change will be needed. The intermediate projections of the 2009 Trustees Report indicate that if we wait to take action until the combined OASDI trust fund becomes exhausted in 2037, benefit reductions of around 25 percent or payroll tax increases of around one-third (a 4 percent increase in addition to the current 12.4 percent rate) will be required. Past legislative changes for Social Security suggest that the next reform is likely to include a combination of benefit reductions and payroll tax increases."

https://www.ssa.gov/policy/docs/ssb/v70n3/v70n3p111.html

My prediction is means testing. You got a fat IRA or stock account, or sitting on a million in real estate.....your SS benefit will get chopped back.

Workers will pay more, employers will pay more, too.

t.
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