DonÂ’t raise Social Security taxes: But if itÂ’s necessary, hereÂ’s how
AbstractAs the debt-ceiling debate begins, congressional Republicans will demand spending cuts which are likely to include entitlement reforms, with Social Security as a prime target. Although these increases are not the best way to solve America’s entitlement problem, they may be necessary to consider if an agreement is to be reached. If so, payroll tax increases should be levied across the board.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by American Enterprise Institute in its series Working Papers with number 36625.
Date of creation: Jan 2013
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Social Security; payroll taxes; debt ceiling; Economic outlook; taxes;
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