Economic Opportunity Institute

Protect and Expand Social Security

Join us to tell the President and members of Congress: it's time to move beyond calls for cuts and privatization by expanding Social Security and ensuring everyone pays the same tax rate for the same guarantee.

Social Security is funded through deductions to everyone’s paychecks. We pay in while we’re working, and then collect benefits when we retire or become disabled. But not everyone pays equally into the system: Social Security taxes are only collected on the first $118,500 earned per year. Any income above that cap isn’t taxed.

By simply requiring upper-income taxpayers to pay the same tax rate as middle-class families, Social Security's benefits could be expanded, and its funding would remain in balance for decades beyond the longest projections.

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