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Subject:  Re: SS conclusion Date:  11/12/2003  1:31 PM
Author:  workwayless Number:  236 of 1490

More thoughts on means testing SS:

- Perhaps the guvmint will make it more palatable (and defer the payday to yet another generation) by giving the rich some sort of tax incentives to make up for losing SS.

- One potential problem I see with means testing SS is the increased outflow on pensions. Some companies reduce pension payments when a e a retiree is eligible for SS. If a retiree's SS gets "means-tested" away then the pension will have to make up the difference. This could cause more pension plans to go belly-up.
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