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CNN: Taxpayers now pay more into Social Security than they'll receive in benefits, and the trend is worsening

Libertarians have long known that Social Security was a scam in real terms, but now it's a scam in both nominal and real terms.

"A couple who each earned the average wage during their careers and retired in 1990 would have paid $316,000 in Social Security taxes, but collected $436,000 in benefits, according to data crunched by Eugene Steuerle, an economist at the Urban Institute.

Had that couple turned 65 in 2010, however, they would have paid $600,000 in taxes, but could expect to collect just $579,000. This is the first time in the program's history that taxes outweighed benefits for this group, a couple with average earnings."

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