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Sun Dec 9, 2012, 04:53 AM

32. No.

No no no no no.

No.

First off, the millionaires collecting SS or on Medicare are a tiny, tiny, miniscule portion of all those collecting SS or on Medicare.

Both of those programs are ones we all pay into while we work. They are the only "Single Payer" system we currently have.

As others have already pointed out, means testing is a sure-fire way to kill the systems.

Maybe, if your income is high enough, SS can be taxed. I know that it currently is, and I'm not familiar with the point -- income level-- where that happens. It should be above 100k, in my opinion. If those getting 30-50k or thereabouts in retirement have to pay taxes on SS, they'll start really, really resenting those taxes. While I myself earn a lot less than 30k, I understand that even 50k is not that much income these days. Let's exempt as much of SS as we can from taxation, while making sure that corporations that make millions, even billions of dollars in net profit each year actually pay a reasonable share of taxes, making sure that incomes above 250k are reasonably taxes, seeing to it that excessive CEO compensation packages are taxes. THOSE are the things that matter, and will bring in noticeable tax income, not means testing SS.

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