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Warpy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-28-05 06:28 PM
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19. No, it will still be INSURANCE
However, removing the cap will force the people who have robbed it for 20 years to pay back what they stole.

Besides, it will give the rich that no deduction flat tax they've been yelling about wanting for years.

We'll see how they like it when they have to PAY it.
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  -Will raising the SS cap turn SS into a welfare program? nickshepDEM  Feb-28-05 06:05 PM   #0 
  - Don't know -- would sending tens of thousands of jobs overseas to  KaliTracy   Feb-28-05 06:08 PM   #1 
  - Definitley. n/t  nickshepDEM   Feb-28-05 06:10 PM   #2 
  - No - the extra benefit is given for the extra tax  papau   Feb-28-05 06:16 PM   #13 
  - No, the fact that Reagan and Bush looted the Trust Fund has...  rfranklin   Feb-28-05 06:11 PM   #6 
     - the treasury bonds are not worthless  E_Smith   Feb-28-05 06:16 PM   #14 
     - isn't it both, plus other issues too? I agree that Reagan and daddy B  KaliTracy   Feb-28-05 06:19 PM   #16 
  - You have a point - those dam 80 year olds don't do a dam day's work  applegrove   Feb-28-05 06:10 PM   #3 
  - I'm not sure  E_Smith   Feb-28-05 06:10 PM   #4 
  - They could raise the cap instead of eliminating it, without  Eric J in MN   Feb-28-05 06:11 PM   #5 
  - Welfare?  sally343434   Feb-28-05 06:11 PM   #7 
  - No, nothing against welfare programs for the most part.  nickshepDEM   Feb-28-05 06:14 PM   #10 
     - I agree - so no means test - and give extra benefit for extra tax. :-)  papau   Feb-28-05 06:17 PM   #15 
  - Hello! How about raising the minimum wage to $7.50 an hour?  StephanieMarie   Feb-28-05 06:12 PM   #8 
  - I like that idea. n/t  nickshepDEM   Feb-28-05 06:14 PM   #11 
  - No. Means Testing would make it a welfare program  Coastie for Truth   Feb-28-05 06:13 PM   #9 
  - Exactly what do you mean by "welfare" program?  punpirate   Feb-28-05 06:15 PM   #12 
  - I fail to see how this would be welfare. If they simply raised the cap  KaliTracy   Feb-28-05 06:21 PM   #17 
  - Maybe Im confused....  nickshepDEM   Feb-28-05 06:24 PM   #18 
  - No, it will still be INSURANCE  Warpy   Feb-28-05 06:28 PM   #19 
  - Social Security has been called a "welfare program"  Imalittleteapot   Feb-28-05 06:41 PM   #20 

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