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Subject:  Re: Obama on payroll tax Date:  6/17/2008  2:59 AM
Author:  TMFPMarti Number:  13458 of 19599

Don't increase taxes, means test benefits.

The inclusion of SS benefits in taxable income is a form of means testing. For a long time SS was totally exempt from income tax. Now anything from 0% to 85% of your benefit is taxed, depending on other income.

We now have a similar sliding scale of Medicare Part B premiums, based on income.

Phil
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