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View Poll Results: Should We Raise Social Security Taxes?
Yep 11 15.71%
Nope 22 31.43%
Maybe 5 7.14%
Eliminate Them 28 40.00%
I don't Know 0 0%
I favor 2%. 1% from Employee and 1% from Employer 4 5.71%
Voters: 70. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 04-12-2011, 09:37 AM
 
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Do we need to raise Social Security Taxes?

How much if any?

Who should pay the increase if any?
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Old 04-12-2011, 09:43 AM
 
Location: in area code 919 & from 716
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Default No

we need to get as many seniors off medicare as possible.

Allow them to be added to their kid's family group insurance (even if they do NOT live with the kids.

If they have 3 kids - have the state distribute the billing over all 3 kids group insurance so it is not focused on just one group.

The savings can help fund Social Security - there is plenty of money there if the medical cost can be adjusted through optional insurance.
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Old 04-12-2011, 01:43 PM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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we need to get as many seniors off medicare as possible.

Allow them to be added to their kid's family group insurance (even if they do NOT live with the kids.

If they have 3 kids - have the state distribute the billing over all 3 kids group insurance so it is not focused on just one group.

The savings can help fund Social Security - there is plenty of money there if the medical cost can be adjusted through optional insurance.
wow that is a theory I have never heard of mentioned. What about senior with no families?

I am not opposed to raising SS taxes slightly, but I still would love to see emplyees have the option to privatize part of their taxes..

Nita
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Old 04-12-2011, 01:50 PM
 
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1- Reduce overhead.
2- For those who don't need SS for retirement, have them opt out of receiving SS funds.

No new taxes
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Old 04-12-2011, 01:51 PM
 
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Start weaning people off the ponzi scheme.
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Old 04-12-2011, 01:52 PM
 
Location: in area code 919 & from 716
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wow that is a theory I have never heard of mentioned. What about senior with no families?
Thank you for noticing this is not another parrot chirp but an original idea of mine!

For seniors with no family - they still get the current coverage - perhaps a bit better since less funds are used for other seniors.

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I am not opposed to raising SS taxes slightly, but I still would love to see emplyees have the option to privatize part of their taxes..

Nita
Agreed! If it is good for the tax payers employee's (politicians) - it should be for everyone - it needs to be available to everyone - time to take it off the "JUST US" politician program and add it to Justice!
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Old 04-12-2011, 01:54 PM
 
Location: in area code 919 & from 716
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1- Reduce overhead.
2- For those who don't need SS for retirement, have them opt out of receiving SS funds.

No new taxes
that is extortion!

They paid in to the system - they have every right to collect it as promised!
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Old 04-12-2011, 01:54 PM
 
Location: Dublin, CA
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I vote for: Git rid of Social Security altogether.
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Old 04-12-2011, 01:56 PM
 
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Nope. SS was not intended to support a person for 30 years after retirement. It was intended to help support a person for a few years. Raise the age to 77 or so.
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Old 04-12-2011, 01:56 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Lightbulb Should We Raise Social Security Taxes

Yes, by raising the max income that's taxable.
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