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Fri Apr 13, 2012, 09:00 AM

Scrap the Cap; Dennis Kucinich on Social Security, Taxation, War, Trade, and Justice

Dennis Kucinich appeared in Des Moines, WA on April 12, 2012 (date corrected) at a forum on “The Threat to Social Security: An Issue for All Generations.” Video excerpts are below (at the link http://waliberals.org/ ).

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The main call to action was to contact our federal lawmakers and ask them to pledge to Scrap the Cap — eliminate the $110,100 limit on income subject to the Social Security tax. This action alone would greatly extent and strengthen Social Security.

“It’s not broke. It’s so good we can make it better” by (1) scrapping the cap, (2) raising benefits for low income earners, (3) recognizing same sex couples, and (4) reinstating college benefits.

See the Scrap the Cap Pledge page ( http://ssworkswa.org/pledge/ ) for more information. Already, Rep. Jim McDermott has signed the pledge, as have two US Congressional candidates. No other sitting Washington State Representative has signed the pledge. Please call your rep and ask them to sign the pledge to scrap the cap!

Sen. Bernie Sanders has already proposed a bill to scrap the cap.

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