Originally Posted by mlyonsd
Way to totally avoid my point. Your answer should have been, yes, the wealthy pay more, much more in taxes, even if it is less than what they historically have.
I agree with the idea of lifting the FICA cap and spending cuts. I don't agree lifting the FICA cap fixes SS or Medicare.
Of course the wealthy pay more, they earn a tremendous amount more. Why the **** are ratios and %'s so hard for you guys to understand. If we are comparing things of a different size then we need a way to account for the difference. %'s are the easiest way to do this.
Medicare is a different animal. We need a dramatic healthcare change, single payor style similar to France would be best.
Lifting the cap absolutely makes Social Security solvent. There are several reports/studies that show this.