If it had ended a year or so back, that amount saved could have provided the cash needed to put Social Security on firm financial footing for at least the next 50 to 75 years.
As the following quotations from Nobel Prize winner Joseph Stiglitz bear out:
“What we spend in aid to Africa amounts to but 10 days of upfront costs of fighting in
“President Bush talked about the enormous financial problems facing Social Security. Well, for one-sixth of the cost of an