S. 1917, The Middle Class Tax Cut Act of 2011

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  • This bill, or a similar bill, was reintroduced in the current Congress as S. 1455, The Recovery Enhancement for Addiction Treatment Act.

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December 5, 2011, 12:05pm (report abuse)

If they are going to "cut" the funds going into the SS account then they also need to reduce the funds going out - stop funding everything but the retirement pensions that SS was created to provide.

Since SS is a pay as you go program the funds coming in today are covering the checks going out. Has anyonje stopped to fiogure out if the reduced payroll tax revenue will cover the amount needed for basic SS payments on a monthly basis?

Robert L. Gutierrez

December 5, 2011, 12:09pm (report abuse)

The presumed tax cut undermines the solvency of Social Security and adversely impacts benefits for future generations.

L Frazer

December 5, 2011, 6:09pm (report abuse)

The payroll FICA tax cut is pure stupidity, does nothing but create larger debt for the American people. It like all the other short-term “relief” measures put forth by the Liberal Democrats, they are nothing but “finger candy” for general public. What the economy needs is a major policy shift to a pro-economic growth posture, some areas to start are; develop our energy resources, revamp the tax code, elimination of fanatically driven Federal Regulations, cut subsidies that don’t make economic sense, reshape Medicare and Social Security to be solvent for the long haul, reduce the size of the Federal Government permanently to 2007 level, set the Federal Budget at 18% of GDP, reduce Corporate tax rates to be competitive with the World community, enforce a balanced Federal Budget & live within it, restructure Foreign Aid, repeal ObamaCare and Dodd-Frank, etc. Make changes for the long term that reflect a long-term good solid business approach to running our Country.


December 6, 2011, 2:20pm (report abuse)

Just kicking the can down the road. Cut the tax bill now but jack it up in the future. There is no way for the government to pay the bills except through more taxes. And you can bet the social security bills are going to be huge in the future.



December 7, 2011, 9:21am (report abuse)

Social Security is no longer a lock box and is full of OIU's. It is a failed program, let alone being unConstitutional. I prefer to be the master of my own income, and Uncle Sam has robbed me enough!

The national debt needs to be addressed by ending all the entitlements and this is a good start!


December 19, 2011, 8:48pm (report abuse)


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