Social Security Revenue Decreased – Wage Inequality to Blame
Vince Cariaga explains how Social Security is on an unsustainable path. Payroll taxes fund most benefits paid. He takes readers through the program’s looming insolvency, noting payroll taxes will only be able to pay around 78% of benefits in just over a decade. His solution is to raise the cap (currently $147,000) on which payroll tax is collected. Read his full article here, and AMAC’s solution to insolvency without a tax increase below.
The Association of Mature American Citizens (AMAC) believes Social Security must be preserved and modernized. This can be achieved with no tax increases by changing cost of living adjustments, the retirement age, and delayed credits. AMAC advocates for a bipartisan compromise, “The Social Security Guarantee Act,” taking selected portions of bills introduced by former Rep. Johnson (R-TX) and current Rep. Larson (D-CT) and merging them with the Association’s own research. One component is Social Security PLUS, a voluntary plan to allow all earners to have more income at retirement. This component is intended to appeal especially to younger workers. AMAC is resolute in its mission that Social Security be preserved and modernized and has gotten the attention of lawmakers in DC, meeting with a great many congressional offices and staff over the past several years. Full AMAC plan here.