Tag Archives: FICA

Social Security in the cross-hairs for both parties

It’s that time once again to have the GOP threaten to shut down the government. We’ve run up against the debt ceiling and now need to have the ceiling moved up (something that used to pass without much notice during the W years). But the ‘Freedom Caucus’ is in charge and they’re anxious to risk […]

Entitlement cuts and other con games

So thanks to reporting in Politico (dissected nicely here), we now know that ‘serious people’ in DC are talking about entitlement cuts as the only way to stabilize the US Federal budget going forward. This is (unsurprisingly) a coterie of the 1% who will never depend on Social Security to keep the lights on and […]

Taxes and bracket creep, oh my!(warning–wonky)

My Buddy Phil Rosenberg put up a really interesting dissection of taxes and such on his website, which you can find here. This was part of a larger debate on the Sex and Politics Radio show about taxes and what gets paid. Long story short: there are  a lot of different taxes collected by different […]