Fix Social Security

Social Security is funded through deductions to everyone’s paychecks. We pay in while we’re working, and then collect benefits when we retire but not everyone pays equally.

While 94% of American workers pay Social Security tax on every dollar in their paycheck, the very richest Americans stop paying Social Security taxes on taxable earnings over $132,900 but it does not have to be that way.

By simply requiring upper-income Americans 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. 

Scrap the cap!

Require upper-income Americans to pay the same tax rate as the 94% of American working  middle-class families that make less than $132,900 a year. This adjustment will keep Social Security solvent in perpetuity. 

 

Who's signing

Bill Cass
Zelda Chavis
Sasha Wolf
Cameron Chapman
Ellen Kovac
Samuel Mengelkoch
Douglas Seavey
Karen Milano
Andrew Weinberger
Howard Schwartz
Robert Alvarez
228 signatures

Will you sign?

Showing 168 reactions

  • Bill Cass
    signed 2020-07-03 11:41:19 -0400
  • Bernetha Jackson
    signed 2020-06-30 12:24:15 -0400
  • Hashim Salim
    signed 2020-06-29 10:10:49 -0400
  • Arthur Hobson
    signed 2020-06-29 09:26:40 -0400
  • Donna Edwards
    signed 2020-06-28 23:35:36 -0400
  • eric sarfo
    signed 2020-06-26 10:17:05 -0400
  • John Ciesielski
    signed 2020-06-25 19:46:00 -0400
    I feel that we would only have to ask the high income people for only small percentage on the money over the max rate to fix the system and provide a better standard of living for all receiving social security. I feel that the sooner we do this the better!
  • Robert Soong
    signed 2020-06-25 17:37:45 -0400
    You have my support on Social Security and other vital issues.
  • Betty Musetto
    signed 2020-02-11 07:59:16 -0500
    totally agree everyone should pay the same rate
  • Michael Orchard, dvm, md
    signed 2019-10-30 12:32:51 -0400
    I am no pauper, but live a modest lifestyle. I paid for college doing jobs that most students felt was beneath their dignity or did not pay well enough. Subesquently, I was able to get two professional/doctorate degrees, and always felt privileged to take care of any patient, without regard to whether or not I was paid for that service. It is clear that many people are in critically bad financial distress for decades of their youth, and many folks in this economy are not able to escape that situation. Some people have nothing but SS to live on in their later years, and yes, we have an obligation to keep SS well funded, and secure in perpetuity.
  • Michele A Obrien
    signed 2019-06-19 16:01:03 -0400
    Please “scrap the cap”. This idea has been out there for years. WHY is it not enacted?
  • Zelda Chavis
    signed 2019-05-31 08:38:10 -0400
  • Sasha Wolf
    signed 2019-05-29 12:47:05 -0400
  • Cameron Chapman
    signed 2019-05-28 07:37:15 -0400
  • Ellen Kovac
    signed 2019-05-21 13:15:35 -0400
    The cap on Social Security contributions protects those who need that protection the least, at the expense of people who can hardly get by. There is no reason to cut benefits. Scrapping the cap is the easiest, least painful fix for the projected Social Security shortfalls.
  • Samuel Mengelkoch
    signed 2019-05-18 00:32:43 -0400
  • Ellen Oshiro
    signed 2019-05-09 21:17:00 -0400
    A sensible solution! Thank you!!
  • Douglas Seavey
    signed 2019-05-09 11:00:33 -0400
    Douglas H Seavey
  • Karen Milano
    signed 2019-05-04 16:10:07 -0400
  • Paul Meyers
    signed 2019-05-01 23:30:34 -0400
  • lawrence fyfe
    signed 2019-04-27 17:11:10 -0400
    larry fyfe
  • Cyril Beveridge
    signed 2019-04-27 09:50:47 -0400
  • Ben Turgelsky
    signed 2019-04-24 15:53:26 -0400
  • Andrew Weinberger
    signed 2019-04-23 22:34:23 -0400
    Andrew B Weinberger, MD
  • Bonnie North
    signed 2019-04-23 20:20:15 -0400
    It’s high time the obscenely wealthy pay more, since they can afford more and get bigger tax breaks.
  • K. R. Searle
    signed 2019-04-23 19:19:22 -0400
  • Howard Schwartz
    signed 2019-04-23 15:23:24 -0400
    Howard Schwartz
  • Stephen Gruber
    signed 2019-04-23 15:05:08 -0400
  • Robert Alvarez
    signed 2019-04-23 13:20:54 -0400
  • mel blackburn
    signed 2019-04-23 12:30:10 -0400
    mel blackburn