Would you agree with raising the retirement age to 70 to pay for the wars...
This supposedly would only apply to people more than 20 years away from retirement
Do you agree with this?
Answer by shay1130 at 8:52 AM on Jun. 30, 2010
No, I do not agree with this. I might be more open to these types of suggestions if the government hadn't already spent at record levels, with no signs of slowing their spending habits. It isn't sustainable and their plans have not worked like they promised. I did not expect them to, but then again, I didn't expect record level spending. When I have been broke in the past, I quit spending money on things I didn't absolutely need at the time. I think all of our politicians should be required to take a home economics class before being sworn in (and yes, they have to pass).
Answer by QuinnMae at 9:45 AM on Jun. 30, 2010
The income tax was enacted to pay for the Civil War. It was suppose to faze out. How did that work out? Once the people who write that pesky tax code (Charlie Rangle, Barney Franks and company of recent times) get their hands on your money, they are reluctant to follow through and let it go. Once the money is taken away, they are in a hurry to get it back (tax cuts running out) Once they raise the retirement age to 70, they have your money, they have you working so no Soc. Sec. or Medicare is to be paid because we will work until our life expectancy.
http://www.ustreas.gov/education/fact-sheets/taxes/ustax.shtml History of income tax.
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