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Mon Feb 4, 2013, 03:13 PM

87% of Americans Say Tax the Wealthy More to Protect Social Security Benefits

Even most Republicans agree with this

A new survey from the National Academy of Social Insurance finds that most Americans want to do just that. When survey respondents were asked how they felt about the statement It is critical to preserve Social Security even if it means increasing Social
Security taxes paid by wealthy Americans, 87 percent of them agreed, with 62 percent of them strongly agreeing.

Its worth noting that this number includes even 71 percent of self-identified Republicans (and 86 percent of self-identified independents).

Read more: http://boldprogressives.org/87-of-americans-say-tax-the-wealthy-more-to-protect-social-security-benefits/

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Reply 87% of Americans Say Tax the Wealthy More to Protect Social Security Benefits (Original post)
Report1212 Feb 2013 OP
Stuart G Feb 2013 #1
ladjf Feb 2013 #2
thejudge Feb 2013 #3
bvar22 Feb 2013 #5
thejudge Feb 2013 #6
Puzzledtraveller Feb 2013 #4
Stuart G Feb 2013 #7
Scuba Feb 2013 #8

Response to Report1212 (Original post)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 03:14 PM

1. k & r thanks for posting..... nt

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Response to Report1212 (Original post)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 03:21 PM

2. "Democracy, where forth art thou ?" nt

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Response to Report1212 (Original post)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 03:51 PM

3. Social Security is inviolate to the majority

 

and yet the main stream media whores and their corporate pimps continue with their full court press to dismantle the safety net in the name of 'reform'.These types of articles and polls should be blasted all over DU and other forums day after day until they get the picture.

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Response to thejudge (Reply #3)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 04:35 PM

5. Not just the Media.

A good percentage of Conservative Democrats (New Democrats) are helping.
They are a more serious threat than the Media or Republicans.


When was the last time you have heard someone in the Democratic Party Leadership
make a statement as strong as this one on protecting Social Security?

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Response to bvar22 (Reply #5)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 04:47 PM

6. Amen bvar

 

but a second post bashing corporate Democrats might make one's stay here quite short.

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Response to Report1212 (Original post)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 03:57 PM

4. If we make it to the benefit age

with any joy or hope in our lives. What about now? The lower class, middle class, homeless, being drug through the economic dirt need relief now. By the time I will need social security I will be spent and bereft. I'm already feeling that way.

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Response to Puzzledtraveller (Reply #4)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 07:37 PM

7. We need to protect the social network, no matter what...

All of it......

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Response to Report1212 (Original post)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 06:10 AM

8. If only we had some sort of, you know, "representative government" to act on the will of the People.

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