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  •  Let's Put Lifting Payroll Tax Cap on the Table!! (1+ / 0-)
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    Senator Mark Begich has introduced a bill to lift the cap on the payroll tax that funds Social Security.  Currently all income above about $110,000 is exempt from the payroll tax.  

    By lifting the limit on income subject to payroll tax, it would both guarantee financial solvency for Social Security for 75 years and also allow for increasing benefits.  Read more about it here, here, and here.

    From AmericaBlog are actions you can take in support of Begich's bill:

    What you can do

    You can help in three ways. (1) Call Senator Begich’s office and thank him. It’s seriously important to let him know that real progressives are behind a real progressive proposal. His DC office number is:

    Senator Mark Begich
    (202) 224 – 3004
    (877) 501 – 6275 (toll-free)

    (2) Get behind this bill. If you can publicize it, do. If you can write about it, do. If you can talk about it, do. We need to do our part as well to promote real progressive legislation. The next four years should not be a spectator sport.

    (3) Call your senators — both of them — and ask them to co-sign this bill. This needs momentum, and co-signers provide that. The list of Senate phone numbers is here.

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