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  •  Strengthening SS and medicare are easy (4+ / 0-)

    1. Allow wages to rise. Start by increasing the minimum wage to the point where a single parent with 2 kids can afford to live in an apartment without being on food stamps or other government assistance. The law should include automatic increases each year thereafter that are pegged to the cost of living. (A basket of costs that includes the real cost of housing, food, clothing, healthcare, energy, transportation, and rising cost of higher education).

    2. Increase the income level subject to FICA taxes from its current level to $250k.

    "They did not succeed in taking away our voice" - Angelique Kidjo - Opening the Lightning In a Bottle concert at Radio City Music Hall in New York City - 2003

    by LilithGardener on Tue Jun 18, 2013 at 05:25:21 PM PDT

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