In Fiscal Cliff Deal, Don't Chain Gra...

In Fiscal Cliff Deal, Don't Chain Grandma to Smaller Social Security Checks

There are 7 comments on the www.thenation.com story from Dec 18, 2012, titled In Fiscal Cliff Deal, Don't Chain Grandma to Smaller Social Security Checks. In it, www.thenation.com reports that:

News is out today that a deal to avert the fiscal cliff is nigh. The New York Times is reporting that President Obama's latest offer, which is close to Speaker Boehner's dreams and desires, will permanently extend the Bush tax cuts on income below $400,000 and raise them above that bracket.

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dr peppper

Nha Trang, Vietnam

#1 Dec 18, 2012
U.N. Bill!!;)

Since: Mar 09

The Left Coast

#2 Dec 19, 2012
If grandma is making $400K, she don't need social security. Means testing, if you have income over the national average after retirement, you don't get social security.
Big Boy Pants Time

Miami, FL

#3 Dec 19, 2012
RustyS wrote:
If grandma is making $400K, she don't need social security. Means testing, if you have income over the national average after retirement, you don't get social security.
Also eliminate SS taxes if you make more than the national average. Since they won't be able to collect, they also shouldn't have to pay. Let true SS dependants fund their own retirements entirely through their own SS deducions. Those that advanced beyond menial labor jobs and budgeted wisely shouldn't be any part of this welfare program.
Ninthman

“Obama Shames the USA”

Since: Apr 09

Location hidden

#4 Dec 19, 2012
Obama is the American Grinch.

Since: Mar 09

The Left Coast

#5 Dec 19, 2012
Big Boy Pants Time wrote:
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Also eliminate SS taxes if you make more than the national average. Since they won't be able to collect, they also shouldn't have to pay. Let true SS dependants fund their own retirements entirely through their own SS deducions. Those that advanced beyond menial labor jobs and budgeted wisely shouldn't be any part of this welfare program.
Well that won't work.
Big Boy Pants Time

Miami, FL

#6 Dec 20, 2012
RustyS wrote:
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Well that won't work.
LOL Neiher will your little scheme of stealing half the population's SS benefits to hand over to the poorer half.
FRT

Hazen, ND

#7 Dec 20, 2012
However, Obama's scheme is well under way and will be compete in 4 years.

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