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"FESTER", good one! Great article, but what about Flemming v. Nestor?

True, Supreme Court rulings have set Congress free to de-link the contributions from the benefits any time they want. But FDR's intent was to make that politically impossible, and so far it has succeeded for 76 years. (See the last two paragraphs on this page: http://1.usa.gov/u8KU0D .) Could be time, however, to throw that idea under the bus and, in effect, admit that the survival of SS depends on admitting that it's a welfare system.

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