Don't cut Social Security benefits--increase them

While many pundits and politicians are talking about cutting Social Security, in real life declining 401(K) packages and home values mean more and more Americans won't have the savings they need for retirement. The answer? We must increase Social Security benefits.

This is both straightforward and popular. We can guarantee the solvency of Social Security for several more generations—and increase benefits—by doing away with the cap on Social Security taxes, which currently limit the amount wealthy Americans pay into the system. The vast majority of Americans think Social Security should be increased, and the wealthy should pay more in taxes to do it.

Further, there are already bills in Congress to make this happen: H.R. 649 from Rep. Ted Beutsch (D-FL), and S. 308 from Sen. Mark Begich (D-AK).

Please sign our petition to President Obama and congressional leaders calling for an expansion of Social Security benefits and the elimination of the cap on Social Security taxes which limits the amount wealthier Americans pay into the system.

To President Obama, Speaker John Boehner, Leader Nancy Pelosi, Majority Leader Harry Reid and Leader Mitch McConnell:

Please guarantee the solvency of Social Security for several more generations, and increase Social Security benefits, by doing away with the cap on Social Security taxes which limits the amount wealthier Americans pay into the system. This can be accomplished through legislation such as H.R. 649 and S. 308.
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