Salon.com Politics | Senator suggests using Social Security surplus for spending Senator suggests using Social Security surplus for spending

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By Alan Fram

Sept. 6, 2001 | WASHINGTON (AP) —

A widely respected Senate Republican parted from the political gospel of both parties Thursday and said no harm would come from tapping a portion of Social Security’s surpluses for other federal spending.

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Slimy, cheeseball, son-of *@#####!!!!!!!!!!! The Republicans will get theirs in the next election cycle, assuming they don’t use the courts to usurp the peoples intents.

Sen. Pete Domenici, R-N.M., said dipping into Social Security’s surpluses could be a way to handle a budget squeeze that is forcing lawmakers to hunt hard for extra money for defense, schools, farmers and other bipartisan initiatives.

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