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  •  I do not agree that there should be any means (0+ / 0-)

    testing on SS benefits.  Someone who had 2 million is assets one year could be broke the next if they or someone in their family had a serious medical problem or business failure.  

    What we need is to eliminate the cap on wages.  That way those who make large salaries will pay the same % as those who make minimum wage.  You can cap benefits at a reasonable amount, so that those who earned the most would receive a smaller % back than those who made the least.  It's effectively means testing on the front end instead of the back.

    Plus any means testing on benefits risks turning public perception of SS as a welfare program instead of a retirement program making it much more vulnerable to GOP efforts to kill it.

    “when Democrats don’t vote, Democrats don’t win.” Alan Grayson

    by ahumbleopinion on Wed Nov 30, 2011 at 05:25:14 PM PST

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