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Lee Jones on Social Security

Democratic Senate Challenger (KS)


Vigorously resist any attempt to privatize Social Security

Contrary to popular misconceptions, Social Security is not in the dire straits described by those wishing to privatize it. Baby Boomers will not bankrupt the system, and predictions of its demise are based on "doomsday" forecasts of the nation's economy continuing its downhill tumble. I have faith in our ability to effect a robust economic recovery under a new administration, and I will vigorously resist any attempt to privatize Social Security, to increase the eligibility age or to reduce benefits. Moreover, I will work to phase in a removal of the earnings cap subject to Social Security tax, and make all income, not merely wages, subject to Social Security tax. It isn't fair that a worker bringing home $35,000 per year pays Social Security taxes on his entire income, while an investor who earns $500,000 from dividends pays nothing beyond the first $87,900. I will also work to relieve the burden on lower income workers by eliminating the first few thousand dollars in income from taxation.
Source: Campaign website, www.jonesforsenate.us Oct 21, 2004

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