Among scholars and others there is some dispute as to whether Social Security needs to be repaired at all. If we assume that it does need repair, how best to do it? The Washington Post is examining several of the top options. Among them are two of the most popular: raising the retirement age and taxing income at higher levels. Naturally, neither solution is ideal. Raising the retirement age has some intuitive appeal. The American economy is moving away from labor jobs and into technological jobs. It makes sense that the more sedentary a job is, the longer a worker could do it. But, this would still leave a lot of factory workers and stone masons in the workforce long after their bodies have worn out. Raising the amount of income subject to Social Security taxes is probably a better idea. But trouble awaits. Social Security caps the amount of monthly benefits available to beneficiaries, For high-income workers, the gap between what they pay in and the maximum amount they can get back each month is already pronounced. If gap grows further, there will be no meaningful correlation between the two. This promotes the notion that Social Security is not a true retirement program. Rather, it starts to look like a flat tax on earnings. The less workers feel invested in the program, the more likely they are not going to support Social Security. So, neither of these ideas is going to work very well. So what alternatives are there?
About the Author
Since 1992, I have been helping the people of Southern Arizona get the benefits they are due. Before devoting all my efforts to assisting people with Social Security disability claims, I also handled such complex lawsuits as medical malpractice and products liability. I brought to my Social Security cases all the skills and attention to detail that I developed in the courtroom. I approach each Social Security disability case as if it were a million-dollar lawsuit. For the people trying to get Social Security benefits, their claim is every bit as important. Because I have personally handled so many Social Security cases, I have refined the skills I need to win your case for you. I have helped people win cases for every kind of ailment from arthritis to valley fever. At present, I am focused on helping those persons with neurological and orthopedic disorders. Because claims for people over age fifty bring additional complications, I particularly seek out those cases to work on. I regularly write about back and spine conditions on my blog. I actively seek out the latest information about orthopedic and neurological disorders to ensure I can represent my clients as effectively as possible. Because of my current focus, I regret that I am not able to take any cases for mental disorders. If you are over age fifty and suffer from any orthopedic or neurological disorder, please contact me at once.