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  •  I'll speak to one of your points (0+ / 0-)

    Not exactly sure how you are on the poverty line and got a $400 tax hike...but, I'd like to speak to one of your points and that is the % of bucks the rich are paying into Social Security.  

    Currently, there is a cap on how much you pay vs. how much you make with regard to FICA (Social Security).  This is ludicrous, of course, and this "cap" should be eliminated IMMEDIATELY.  It would take just a vote and a stroke of the prez's pen to get-r-done...and it'd be a real way to keep Social Security solvent.  

    The argument?  Those paying a huge amount into the system wouldn't ever get it out of the system.  Um...well...the very low income people that pay into this same system that never, ever reach the "maximum" earnings are living in such a way that a great many of them won't even REACH Social Security age due to malnutrition and poor living conditions and so forth.  Which is more fair?  You decide.  

    -- **Nothing sucks more than that moment during an argument when you realize you're wrong.**

    by r2did2 on Mon Jun 13, 2011 at 11:06:58 AM PDT

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