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  •  But SS has the most regressive funding (0+ / 0-)

    mechanism possible -- it would be better to fund it in whole or in part by some permanent funding method other than the payroll tax . .The payroll tax was a bad compromise that FDR made to get the program established.

    •  Even if that is the case, (0+ / 0-)

      do you really think it's politically feasible at this time to switch to another funding method that would be relatively immune from a right wing attack? Grover Norquist may be losing a little of his influence, but he'd have a field day, i guarantee.

      SS is under such threat at the moment , maybe even greater threat than in 2005,  that doing anything to change it is opening the door to destroying it.

      "The only thing we have to fear is fear itself."........ "The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much; it is whether we provide enough for those who have too little." (yeah, same guy.)

      by sidnora on Mon Nov 26, 2012 at 06:13:11 AM PST

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