Biden…"I flat guarantee you"

Mark Thoma takes a poke at Joe Biden’s guarantees on SS  in  No Changes in Social Security:

I wish I could believe this.
Biden guarantees: ‘There will be no changes in Social Security’, by Michael O’Brien, NBC News: …”Hey, by the way, let’s talk about Social Security,” Biden said…”Number one, I guarantee you, flat guarantee you, there will be no changes in Social Security,” … “I flat guarantee you.” 

But the first time Republicans offer a trade (“tell you what, if you cut Social Security, we’ll stop cutting taxes”), will the administration take it? I’m afraid they will.

Here are several of Dale Coberly’s and Bruce Webb’s earlier posts on some of the matters and myths, somewhat at random from the dozens of informative posts on SS:

Social Security: Trust Funds, Actuarial Balance, Sustainable Solvency Posted by Bruce Webb 7/22/2012

Social Security: Simple story vs. myth busting Posted by Bruce Webb 2/18/2009

Reframing the Trust Fund  Posted by Bruce Webb  6/15/2008

Social Security For The Young  Posted by Dale Coberly  10/04/2011

DAMNED LIARS AND SOCIAL SECURITY Posted by Dale Coberly 4/11/2012

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