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Social Security: A good and moral deal?

Social Security and its future have been in the news lately. Supporters promote it as one of the best examples of successful government programs, and denigrate its critics as pessimists. Locally in the campaign for United States Congress from the fourth district of Kansas, one candidate promises to defend the current system, while another has spoken approvingly of Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan and the reforms recommend in his Roadmap for America's future. Many of the arguments in favor of Social Security and strengthening the system revolve around the issue of fairness, even casting a moral tone. So what about the…
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Goyle’s social security protection pledge is a tax increase pledge

Raj Goyle, candidate for Congress, has pledged to protect social security. He doesn't mention the tax increase that will be required to fulfill this pledge. Goyle's opponents in the campaign for United States Congress from the fourth district of Kansas are Reform party candidate Susan Ducey, Libertarian David Moffett, and Republican Mike Pompeo. In his pledge, Goyle promises to "work for real solutions that strengthen Social Security for the long term." Specifically, he pledges to oppose all efforts at privatization and raising the retirement age to 70. The problem is that after ruling out reforms like these, there's not much…
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