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February 14, 2011

Voters: Yea we know Social Security is in deep shit, so quit with all the happy talk

The electorate, as is frequently the case, is way out ahead of beltway cocooned politicians.

...Seventy-seven percent of likely voters believe Social Security is in trouble, while just 15 percent believe the program is financially sound...
Let's face it - when ~30% of the population believes in UFO's and space aliens, and you can only scrape up 15% that think social security is all ducky, you got a major perception problem, right?
...Thirty-six percent of likely voters believe diverting payroll taxes to personal accounts should not be permitted at all, while 37 percent backed being able to invest either 25 percent or 50 percent. Sixteen percent supported the ability to invest three-fourths or all of ones Social Security taxes...
37+16 = 53%, IOW, a majority believe some form of "personal account" should be allowed. Clearly, something has happened that has shaken people's trust in the govt to handle large sums of money. What that might be remains a real puzzler, since nobody really has a grasp on how the reptilian minds of these obviously racist teabaggers operate.



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