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  •  That would be fine with me. (1+ / 0-)
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    Bruce Webb

    Some folks seem to be awfully attached to that "But, but -- SS is insurance and we don't want to call it a welfare program even if it is a good thing" mantra that seems to keep it tied to payroll taxes.  Could just extend the contribution ceiling to some nice large sum, but I would rather tax that non-payroll income.

    And -- it's only fair that we extend SS benefits to the folks who are making contributions by means of non-payroll taxes.

    Not a bad deal as they don't tend to be at the low-end of the income scale where SS benefits are high relative to contributions.

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    by dinotrac on Wed Mar 26, 2014 at 08:58:23 AM PDT

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