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social security already rips off recipients. fix those problems as well nt msongs Jun 2016 #1
Can't begin to imagine why you'd think Social Security rips off recipients. SheilaT Jun 2016 #4
Well, if ya gotta ask how much the cat food costs... Octafish Jun 2016 #11
I still haven't a clue what you're talking about. SheilaT Jun 2016 #41
Talking about those with power and wherewithal to help, don't. Octafish Jun 2016 #45
You are still not making sense. SheilaT Jun 2016 #46
The only reason Urchin Jun 2016 #55
Banks received trillions in the bailout. Octafish Jun 2016 #76
You are absolutely right hueymahl Jun 2016 #82
Making less than $10,000 a year is pretty much the definition of poverty Stryst Jun 2016 #84
Well my plan cannabis_flower Jun 2016 #85
Given that the average Social Security check is SheilaT Jun 2016 #86
How does Social Security rip off recipients? George II Jun 2016 #20
No. Social Security insurance does NOT "rip off" recipients. Its a more efficient insurance program w4rma Jun 2016 #29
I don't draw very much social security 1939 Jun 2016 #60
SS can only do what the law allows it to do.Change the law. End the cap and SS would even bjobotts Jun 2016 #93
Typical. merrily Jun 2016 #61
Typical Hillary supporter. Loudestlib Jun 2016 #77
Social Security is about protecting the benefit after 2034. The last reform which included raising Thinkingabout Jun 2016 #2
and d*mn I'm on the 67 full retirement mode. a kennedy Jun 2016 #14
I doubt raising the cap is going to adjust the fact of taking early retirement. Thinkingabout Jun 2016 #18
The 2008 collapse of employment and Hortensis Jun 2016 #73
When there are the wealthier paying 15% or less in taxes is a problem. Also those like Trump and Thinkingabout Jun 2016 #80
Umhm. She just announced another item Hortensis Jun 2016 #83
Do you collect social security? Silver_Witch Jun 2016 #27
The age for full retirement was raised for me, full retirement was raised from 65 to 67 Thinkingabout Jun 2016 #38
I am alright with raising it to 70 BUT there must be something for people who work Jim Beard Jun 2016 #48
Would depleting the funds be better? If some reforms are not accepted then Thinkingabout Jun 2016 #69
Why is raising the cap unacceptable? Silver_Witch Jun 2016 #100
The last SS reform was in 1983, there was an increase in max cap and increase in full Thinkingabout Jun 2016 #101
I work full time and don't get social security Silver_Witch Jun 2016 #103
I have not protested an increase in the cap, I have said there needs to be an increase in the cap Thinkingabout Jun 2016 #104
Technically full retirment is 70 fasttense Jun 2016 #72
That's not correct. CrispyQ Jun 2016 #79
Every year one delays in starting their benefits increases the amount of the benefits so waiting Thinkingabout Jun 2016 #81
For me it is 72. Is that raised enough for you? Silver_Witch Jun 2016 #99
It can only be broke if the US goes bankrupt since it's based of the full faith and credit of the US bjobotts Jun 2016 #94
Hopefully that is true! Silver_Witch Jun 2016 #98
I'm fine with raising cap. Problem is SSA studies have shown that doesn't solve the entire problem u Hoyt Jun 2016 #3
thats why they call it Cryptoad Jun 2016 #10
This message was self-deleted by its author Snarkoleptic Jun 2016 #5
Exactly why should professionals, who earn far more than the average, get a big break? hedda_foil Jun 2016 #22
Uh... Abq_Sarah Jun 2016 #59
Self-employed (and contract workers) 1939 Jun 2016 #62
And be sure to pay back Monet borrowed from the fund to close budget gaps tk2kewl Jun 2016 #6
This is why they say the trust fund is broke... Moostache Jun 2016 #88
My family earns above the cap. Sophiegirl Jun 2016 #7
As does mine lakercub Jun 2016 #87
Ready?...let's go! Zoonart Jun 2016 #8
Cut The Crap Raise the Cap......wow, love that. eom a kennedy Jun 2016 #15
Been saying remove the cap for years. WHEN CRABS ROAR Jun 2016 #9
Bernie has been saying this all along, but where is Clinton on this simple step? rgbecker Jun 2016 #12
+1 phazed0 Jun 2016 #19
Check her website. George II Jun 2016 #21
Oh, I found this as an "option". Thanks. rgbecker Jun 2016 #24
You left out she wants to privatize Social Security mrr303am Jun 2016 #43
Is this why she didn't criticize Dubya Bush back in 2005 when he went on tour . . . Major Hogwash Jun 2016 #67
Wall Street wants that SS money so badly, they can hardly keep from wetting their pants. rgbecker Jun 2016 #71
What's the worst that could happen? klook Jun 2016 #74
Agree with Bob Reich~ KoKo Jun 2016 #13
The Republicons will legislate a "fix" for SS and Clinton will sign. nm rhett o rick Jun 2016 #16
That is actually the closest estimate to the situation that anyone has said. Phlem Jun 2016 #97
Eliminate the cap on SS and the age limit on Medicare. Spitfire of ATJ Jun 2016 #17
SS turner52 Jun 2016 #23
actually its closer to 3 trillion (with a T) n/t. airplaneman Jun 2016 #30
SS has a surplus. Spitfire of ATJ Jun 2016 #44
not an annual surplus, but an overall positive balance spud_demon Jun 2016 #57
Let's hope it's in the Platform. Spitfire of ATJ Jun 2016 #58
Is there a limit for getting Medicare or are you talking about making Jim Beard Jun 2016 #49
I'm talking about removing the age requirement. Medicare for All. Spitfire of ATJ Jun 2016 #53
Raising the minimum wage helps, too... Wounded Bear Jun 2016 #25
Take that GD cap off from FICA taxes. roamer65 Jun 2016 #26
Why? If they are paying someone 150k another 2-3k is not going to make a difference newthinking Jun 2016 #31
If Hillary wins you will see that we face cuts... Silver_Witch Jun 2016 #28
I find the living longer argument somewhat misleading. Scruffy1 Jun 2016 #32
No, not correct 1939 Jun 2016 #65
Good points all, but don't forget, no tax on first 5.4 million. rgbecker Jun 2016 #89
Raising the base income would have the same effect. seabeckind Jun 2016 #33
Your two cents is worth senseandsensibility Jun 2016 #34
Thanks. I'd been hearing quite a bit about stagnant wages. seabeckind Jun 2016 #35
Facts don't matter to some senseandsensibility Jun 2016 #37
And yet we have millions of Hispanics that are not even going to vote. Jim Beard Jun 2016 #50
Raise the cap, yes Silver Swan Jun 2016 #36
Good to hear from you, elleng Jun 2016 #39
Actually, it's already the case that the highest earners SheilaT Jun 2016 #42
Yes but currently the SS contribution is capped at a certain income level. JonLeibowitz Jun 2016 #54
Gore had a great point with the lock box! scscholar Jun 2016 #40
You bet, Robert! I'm with you on that all the way. PatrickforO Jun 2016 #47
This is a good thread! Jim Beard Jun 2016 #51
Sounds like a good solution: Betty Karlson Jun 2016 #52
This isn't rocket science, either eliminate the cap, or at the very least raise the CAP. why that still_one Jun 2016 #56
Removing a cap is basic courtesy. merrily Jun 2016 #63
I agree, but since when has Congress been courteous??? elleng Jun 2016 #64
When they are kissing up to money! merrily Jun 2016 #66
I totally agree with Robert Reich, end the tax SS Tax NOW. downeastdaniel Jun 2016 #68
Um, klook Jun 2016 #75
I think removing the cap is good common sense. marble falls Jun 2016 #70
Does the military run a surplus? Does Homeland Security? n2doc Jun 2016 #78
CREATED by AYN RANDIAN acolyte greenspan. the CAP is TOO LOW. index it. why is nothing INDEXED??? pansypoo53219 Jun 2016 #90
Raise the CAP on FICA deductions? bvar22 Jun 2016 #91
Easy Problem To Solve scottie55 Jun 2016 #92
I hope to not have to retire till i am at least 75 nolabels Jun 2016 #95
Sounds reasonable to me, but Stevepol Jun 2016 #96
Wouldn't the additional money just go back to the people who put it in, or would the maximum The_Casual_Observer Jun 2016 #102
Everywhere I have traveled in the U.S. I see multimillion dollar homes .. nice areas and it's only YOHABLO Jun 2016 #105
Kicked and recommended. Uncle Joe Jun 2016 #106
Gee, guess Congress shouldn't have robbed us for 30 years to fatten the Pentagon Warpy Jun 2016 #107
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