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  •  are you saying (2+ / 0-)
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    Julie Gulden, shaharazade

    Raising the Cap, is a bad idea.

    if so, what solution, would you propose?

    thx.


    I dream of things that never were  -- and ask WHY NOT?
    -- Robert F. Kennedy

    by jamess on Sun Jan 23, 2011 at 10:59:01 AM PST

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    •  Leave it as much as possible (1+ / 0-)
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      as it is - an insurance program paid for by the beneficiaries that is moderately progressive.  I would support raising the cap only if the cap on benefits is also lifted; we don't need to be divided and conquered by creating a new class of people who feel personally screwed by SS. I don't know, though, how much additional money you would take in by raising the premiums and benefits. We do know that if we were to raise the FICA rate as necessary the increase would be quite small.

      The best place to raise upper- income taxes is in the income tax. Considering how hard it is to get the rich to pay a few points more there should make it obvious that getting them to pay FICA on all their income is never going to happen.

      Anyone who hasn't read Bruce Webb on Social Security really should do so.

      The trouble with the world is that the stupid are cocksure and the intelligent are full of doubt. --Bertrand Russell

      by denise b on Sun Jan 23, 2011 at 03:42:26 PM PST

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