Monday, February 04, 2013

more, not less

"Americans overwhelmingly prefer raising payroll taxes & increasing Social Security benefits" says the headline at Americablog, and the story beneath backs up the claim.

(A)ccording to a new survey released today by the nonpartisan National Academy of Social Insurance (NASI),,,

Fully 74% of Republicans and 88% of Democrats agree that “it is critical to preserve Social Security even if it means increasing Social Security taxes paid by working Americans.”

When asked the same question about increasing Social Security taxes for better-off Americans, 71% of Republicans and 97% of Democrats agree.

In times like these, when there aren't enough jobs to go around and so little money that a lot of us feel insecure, a 20% increase in benefits would be just the thing to goose demand a little.

It would be better than bad. It would be good.

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