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  •  Means testing fails both theory and practice. (0+ / 0-)

    It is a hardcore political reality in America that "welfare" programs get cut.

    Means testing Social Security turns it into a "welfare" program.  That's the theory.

    The practice is that it also drives up overhead.  There is no need to add sand to the gears.

    The bonus is that means testing is also not required to make the program solvent.  Simply raise the limit on income which is subject to the cap.  Makes it less regressive.

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    "Freedom's just another word for nothing left to lose."

    There are no Christians in foxholes.

    by Odysseus on Thu Oct 17, 2013 at 02:50:02 PM PDT

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