No. of Recommendations: 2
The questions for the candidates are interesting and thoughtfull. However, I have to restrain myself from turning red when you talk about means testing and lifting the wage base. Social Security is supposed to be a retirement plan, NOT AN ENTITLEMENT PROGRAM! This is not supposed to be a game of stealing from the income-producers and giving it to those who fell asleep at the switch. Listen, I for one resent giving 14% of my money (7% of my paycheck and 7% from my employer)to the government to earn a negative return on it and then have some beauracrat tell me I'm making too much money to get any of it back. How about letting each of us decide if we want to participate in the Social Security Program at all after we have contributed a minimum threshold? Hey we're all adults and we're capable of living with the decisions we make. If given the choice, I would bolt the system in a heartbeat!
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