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As It Is: Throwing money around

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By David Giuliani

Social Security is an immensely popular program. After all, we as Americans believe that everyone should have an economically secure retirement.

But sometimes we need to curtail this program’s spending so as to ensure its survival for future generations.

To their credit, President Reagan and his Democratic rivals got together during the 1980s to take steps to keep the Social Security fund solvent. They increased payroll taxes to make that happen — not a politically palatable choice but absolutely essential.


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