Petition: HANDS OFF OUR SOCIAL SECURITY AND MEDICARE BENEFITS

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“As for Social Security it is far from bankrupt. As of April 2011, there was a $2.6 Trillion surplus. The government needs to keep their hands off of this surplus, and not abuse these funds, as done during the Bush administration, when George W. Bush “borrowed” the surplus in social security funds, but never paid it back. This money belongs to the taxpayers, who have paid for it. The surplus funds in Social Security has been building up since the 1983 amendments and is intended to help absorb the retirement of the baby boomers. This surplus is invested in US Treasury securities that are backed by the full faith and credit of the US government. According to the Social Security Trustees 2010 report, Social Security can pay full benefits until 2037.”

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