Save Social Security
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Save Social Security

To: Rep. Lee, Sen. Casey, Pres. Biden, Sen. Fetterman

From: A constituent in Pittsburgh, PA

May 12

To ensure the sustainability of social security, I believe it is crucial to address the current financial challenges facing the program. Social security is expected to run out of money as the population ages and the number of retirees increases while the number of workers paying into the system decreases. In order to fix this issue, one of the key solutions is to increase the annual income levels subject to taxation. By raising the income thresholds for social security taxes, we can generate additional revenue to support the growing number of beneficiaries. Currently, individuals only pay social security taxes on the first $142,800 of their annual income. By raising this cap or eliminating it altogether, higher-income earners would contribute more to the system, helping to alleviate the funding shortfall. Additionally, exploring options to invest social security funds in a diversified portfolio could potentially generate higher returns, increasing the program's long-term sustainability. By prudently investing a portion of the funds in equities, bonds, or other financial instruments, we can aim to grow the assets over time and mitigate the impact of projected shortfalls. In conclusion, addressing the financial challenges facing social security requires a multi-faceted approach that includes increasing income levels subject to taxation, adjusting the retirement age, and exploring investment opportunities. By implementing these reforms thoughtfully and proactively, we can secure the future of social security for generations to come.

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