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Old 09-18-2018, 01:03 PM
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Originally Posted by HurricaneDitka View Post
You're welcome and it's refreshing to see a simple acknowledgement of an error. I think it's worth noting that, at least in a number of categories, that chart shows net spending, that is, how much the federal government is spending on those programs after "their own revenue source" has been accounted for. For example, Medicare is "spending minus income from premiums and other offsetting receipts" and Other is "minus income from offsetting receipts".


I'd be fine with something like "the Penny Plan".
You know, I'm relatively certain that you and I have never voted the same way but there is no need for us to be disagreeable just because we disagree.

SS will soon be cashing in its T-bills and relying on a bit more than revenues, that is true. This was of course the reason for racking up those massive SS surpluses in the first place.

But I'm not so sure that your "penny plan" is practicable. I shall return later when I'm more convinced of that.