View Single Post
Old 05-16-2019, 02:55 PM
l0k1 is offline
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 256
Forgo a $1T in debt for a $1T in debt at a lower interest rate. And that $1T we forgo, who gets to keep it? Wage earners. Self employed people like me, and W2 employees like most everyone else.

Obviously I'm not suggesting we stop collecting SSDI. I'm suggesting we lower the rate, bracket it (like regular income tax), and expand the base by removing the ceiling and taxing nonwage income.

The trust fund surplus should be used. If we don't ever use it, then why are we paying so much in FICA taxes?