Tea Party on Social Security
This is the real spirit of the Tea Party. We can look out for ourselves and for each other. We don't need or want the government to do it for us. We have seen where the "big government" approach takes us: impossible promises and a future mortgaged beyond the lifetimes of our children's children.
Doing the right thing isn't always easy, but it's always right. The real solution is fiscal discipline and entitlement reform.
Much of the Tea Party brouhaha about the "federal budget deficit" is a preemptive strike against funding for unworthy programs and recipients, not a call for cutting off spending on programs like Medicare and Social Security that currently benefits people like them. There is a strong sense among Tea Party people that they have earned these social protections through lifetimes of hard work.
When Tea Partiers expressed concerns to us about Social Security and Medicare, they focused on how to keep the programs solvent, even if additional taxes might be needed. Indeed, broad surveys show that Tea Party supporters prefer new revenues to sustain Social Security over the long haul. For avowed Tea Party supporters, 2/3 of them support increasing the payroll tax to sustain Social Security.
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