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Statistical Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-01-10 08:48 AM
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25. then eliminate (or more realisticly raise) the cap.
Still the benefits are based on what is paid in.

Thus everyone from the poorest of the poor to upper middle class has an interest in preserving SS.

This "universality" has kept SS alive despite decades of dismantling every other social safety net.

Your goal of "not paying for SS" + "means test" = welfare.

That is how it will be portrayed and you suddenly just gave everyone above the means test a very good reason to kill it off forever. Combine that with conservative idiots who vote against their own interests and SS will be dead in a decade.

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