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Response to Texin (Original post)

Sat Dec 8, 2012, 12:29 PM

15. It's our only truly universal social program

Dicker with it and it becomes welfare (as others in this thread have noted). Let's not let our distaste for greedy wealthy people get in the way of our ideological commitments. Social Security is not financially in trouble (well, nothing that a tweak to the amount of income subject to the SS tax wouldn't easily fix). Social Security should be a model: let's not tinker with it, especially when it's not necessary. Let the wealthy have their share of the American pie too, even if they don't need it. Maybe they'll give it to charity, but their access to it means a sacrosanct, guaranteed retirement income for every citizen.

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