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  •  Raise the cap. That is all. (3+ / 0-)
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    Peace is not merely a distant goal that we seek, but a means by which we arrive at that goal. - Martin Luther King, Jr.

    by Gentle Giant on Fri Oct 18, 2013 at 08:01:20 AM PDT

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    •  Someone Please Run Some Numbers for Me (0+ / 0-)

      It's my hunch that we could lower the SS withholding by 1/2 a point, thereby giving some money to the middle class and poor, while raising the cap to infinity and still bring in more revenue.

      •  We could drop it by a whole percentage (1+ / 0-)
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        point if the income cap is lifted completely and some investment income is included (over a certain amount so little investors don't get bitten).

        It helps to redistribute some of the obscene wealth hoarded at the top, and it would help small businesses too by cutting the percentage they have to kick in.

        But, you see, it would work, leaving the shitheads in the Capitol with not much else to do :-)

        Listening to the NRA on school safety is like listening to the tobacco companies on cigarette safety. (h/t nightsweat)

        by PsychoSavannah on Fri Oct 18, 2013 at 09:44:28 AM PDT

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