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October 6, 2015

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Letter to the editor:

Eliminate the cap on Social Security

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In David Brooks’ column, “D.C. dance moves are exhausting,” he throws out a bone and suggests that Medicare should be further means tested so that the rich would pay more for medical care.

Since Social Security is already means tested, that makes good sense. However, Social Security has had for years a cap on contributions that Medicare does not. In 2013, the cap is $113,700. Thus, the next step to fixing Social Security should be to eliminate the cap instead of raising it in small increments. My guess is that this simple step would take care of any problem we have with funding Social Security for the foreseeable future.

These two simple tweaks will solve the Social Security and Medicare funding problems in a flash.

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