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Angle Reinvention Project on Social Security, Medicare continues

GOP Senate nominee Sharron Angle is distributing an "Open Letter to Seniors" to rebut supposed "disinformation" from Team Reid. So now instead of wanting to "phase out" Social Security or "eliminate" Medicare — those are her words — she wants to "keep the promise of Social Security," presumably before it is phased out, and see to it that "Medicare is efficiently managed," presumably before it is eliminated.

The math here is quite something as it still doesn't add up how younger folks could opt out and payroll taxes would be sufficient to keep the system solvent or where she will find $2.5 trillion to replace what she calls "IOUs," which actually are government bonds.

The letter is at right.

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