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  •  the cap automatically adjusts every year (3+ / 0-)
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    cryonaut, Aspe4, VClib

    with inflation.

    •  Inflations doesn't reflect changes in where (6+ / 0-)

      the income goes, though.

      More and more and the total income pie is going to the top.  This - not demographics - is the real threat to social security.

      When half of all the salaries paid go to the CEO's - that'll be about 30 years at current trends - there's no way SS is solvent.

      There's a simpler way to fix Social Security of course, and it costs the Government nothing.  In fact, it will bring in billions in increased tax revenue and save billions in public assistance.

      15 dollar an hour minimum wage.

      Mr. Universe is a known degenerate Robotophile, and his sources include former Browncoat Traitors. What is their agenda in leaking top secret information about the Reavers and endangering us all?

      by JesseCW on Wed Jul 31, 2013 at 09:11:51 AM PDT

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      •  Love it. (3+ / 0-)
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        I think Elizabeth Warren captured the ridiculousness of our low minimum wage when she raked some corporate execs over the coals for capturing all the increased profits over the years instead of passing them on to the workers.

        "Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it... unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common sense." -The Buddha

        by Brian A on Wed Jul 31, 2013 at 09:15:40 AM PDT

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      •  Correction - 30 years will be half of all (0+ / 0-)

        corporate salaries and wages going to Executives of all sorts, not CEO's exclusively.

        Point remains though, something's got to give.

        Mr. Universe is a known degenerate Robotophile, and his sources include former Browncoat Traitors. What is their agenda in leaking top secret information about the Reavers and endangering us all?

        by JesseCW on Wed Jul 31, 2013 at 10:16:23 AM PDT

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