State of South Dakota secondary Archives: on Social Security

Jay Williams: Eliminate taxable maximum of $118,500

Social Security is a program designed to make sure that, after paying their fair share, individuals can retire with dignity. Right now, if you make more than $118,500 each year, any additional income is not taxed for Social Security. In order to ensure that Social Security is sustainable for future generations, we should eliminate this taxable maximum of $118,500, and have those who are the most able to contribute, pay their fair share.
Source: 2016 South Dakota Senate campaign web Apr 1, 2016

Rick Weiland: Protect and expand instead of cut and destroy

Q: How would you protect Social Security for today's seniors and strengthen it for future generations?

A: Rick Weiland told voters that 'protect and expand,' not, 'cut and destroy,' are the words we should be using when we talk about Social Security. In the polls about 90% support requiring the super-rich to contribute to Social Security based on their entire income, just like most South Dakotans do. "So 9 out of 10 Americans say protect Social Security by making the wealthy pay like the rest of us. We can take back our Congress and protect our Social Security, or we can let the big money Congress cheat us again."

Source: AARP Voter Guide on 2014 South Dakota Senate race Aug 31, 2014

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