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Fixing and saving Social Security, Medicare

August 15, 2012
Vicki Weaver, Marshalltown , Times-Republican

Social Security can be saved simply by getting rid of the wage base cap of $106k. If you make the Social Security tax simply flat, rather than the current regressive structure, the program should be fine. I'd be in favor of making it actually progressive so as to add extra solvency, but I doubt that would be necessary. I'd even be willing to look at means testing for Social Security, if the reforms I suggested would be insufficient.

 
 
 

 

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