Legal & Policy Challenges

Revisit the Triple Revolution Memorandum sent to President Johnson

In 1964, a memorandum was sent to President Johnson that has not received much action yet. Here is a link to it: http://www.educationanddemocracy.org/FSCfiles/C_CC2a_TripleRevolution.htm And a related Wikipedia article: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Triple_Revolution While some of the specific suggestions may be out of date, the core ideas remain current, that that progress in human rights and technology and weaponry ...more »

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Legal & Policy Challenges

Make Social Security optional.

Take care of current recipients and those who depend on it, allow anyone who wants to to opt out and keep their money in lieu of receiving benefits in the future. Let's see how popular SS really is. Social Security, Medicare & Medicaid will bankrupt us if we do nothing. As it is, Social Security hinders people from saving and investing their own money and it severs the ties between generations. It used to be that children ...more »

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Fix government run social programs

The Socialized health care system will not work, as other government run social programs have proven. Instead let us model it after family oriented and charity based system that has thrived for centuries across the globe. A health and well being savings account managed by a non-profit agency, with the sole purpose of creating an interest bearing account for every citizen that any individual or organization may donate ...more »

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Between Federal, State, and Local Governments

Social Security Disability Evaluation

Have everybody who is on disability re-evaluated each year..I know of kids who are suppose to be learning disabled ,but they are not, and just what is it that an infant is disabled from? Disability should have remained for Workers who could no longer work. We have illegal aliens who have children , right here in my community who claim their kids are learning disabled, and they get checks, 3 in one family 5 in another.. ...more »

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Making Government Operations More Open

Shift employer portion of FIFA taxes to employees with an equal offset in wages

Employees and employers now each pay 6.2% of wages (up to the Social Security Wage Base) for Social Security and 1.45% of wages for Medicare. The proposal is that employees pay the entire amount of FICA taxes with a corresponding increase in wages so that take home pay is not changed. Although currently the employee pays only half of the total, his labor must provide value to the employer to cover the employer's half ...more »

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Social Security problems

Why do we continue to pour money into this bankrupt system that will be insolvent before long? Allow the American people to take a portion of what they "contribute" every paycheck, and use it for their own retirement fund. Do this gradually so that the people who currently have nothing but social security are not left holding the bag, and so those who are not there yet will rely on it less when they do retire.

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National Health Care

I don't want Obama or the US Government controlling our Health Care system. Everything the US Gov touches goes bankrupt or is corrupt, like Social Secuity. America is broke, how can we pay for something when we don't have the money?

 

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Make Social Security Taxes More Progressive, Create Livable Pensions

Social Security payments are the most regressive taxes we have, costing poorer people more money than other taxes (and were increased and made worse by Reagan to subsidize his tax breaks for the wealthy). While these taxes have so far always been equally shared by employers and employees, even FDR (President Roosevelt) had wanted Social Security to be less burdensome for employees. There are a variety of methods ...more »

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