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Friday, October 21, 2016

Should Social Security Be Expanded?

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  • daniel bostdorf

    It has to be expanded to cover those who fall into the gap between earning to much and teh ACA requirements….MUST expand Medicaid ASAP…

  • Dominick Vila

    The only problems involving Social Security is that benefits are so low that recipients can barely make ends meet or pay for nursing home care when they can no longer fend for themselves, and the fact that the contribution cap is impacting the long term solvency of one of the best social programs run by the Federal government.
    The contribution cap should be raised to $200K ASAP. Why should a secretary or a waitress pay into the program 52 weeks a year, and get a substandard pension when she retires, and a billionaire satisfies the cap before 1 am on January 1st? We hear a lot about personal responsibility, without ever reflecting on what it means. Why do we continue to insist that those, who for a variety of reasons, own 2/3 of our national wealth, do not have a moral responsibility to help the less fortunate, don’t have to pay more to ensure social programs that help the elderly and students remain available for generations to come, and that the financial challenges that most Americans face are not their concern?
    When it comes to SS, the question is not expansion, but the need to strengthen the program so that it remains solvent and available for generations to come.

    • daniel bostdorf

      Excellant post!