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Cut Medicare and Social Security? What’s the rush?
Los Angeles Times

The question that normally comes to mind when someone claims to know the future is why he’s out hustling rubes for pennies with his purported clairvoyance, instead of using it to make a fortune and retiring to the South Seas.

Of course, the answer is that nobody ever does know the future. And that leads to the question of why so much of the “fiscal cliff” debate in Washington is based on supposedly perfect knowledge of conditions that are 20, or even 70, years away.