yes but that's not what you claimed. You said both sides "would not cut their sacred cows". That was clearly not the case. Sure the D's wanted more modest cuts in their sacred cows. But the R's would not budge on their sacred cows at all. Politics and government is compromise. What we have is immoral because they are not doing their jobs - in my mind more on the "R" than "D" because of the "R" intractibility. Increasing revenue would have dropped the deficit as well.
I have not seen that report. If you find a link, I'd like to read it. I agree 20% would be bad. I'm sure SS has been run by many D's and R's over it's lifespan. It is limited by law however.
but that open market, while better, is also dependent on more risk from the stock market, right?
I think I agree with that.