Carmel, CA Americans Do Want Higher Taxes To Save Social Security, According To A Recent Pollby Richard Kuehn on 08/30/12
A recent poll found that the majority of Americans would vote for a tax increase if it would save Social Security benefits for future generations. This is something that politicians are going to have to keep in mind as the political rhetoric heats up regarding the cost of Social Security and Medicare benefits. The Associated Press-GfK poll on public attitudes towards Social Security found that 53% of adults would rather raise taxes than cut benefits, while 36% were in favor of cutting benefits. The same percentage, 53%, said they would rather raise the retirement age than cut retiree benefits, while 35% said they would cut benefits. "Right now, it seems like we're taxed so much, but if that would be the only way to go, I guess I'd have to be for it to preserve it. It's extremely important to me. It's most of my income," 77-year old widow Marge Yongs told a reporter. I've been urging all of my clients at Family inHome Caregiving to make sure they vote this year, or get an absentee ballot if they can't get to the polls. There are too many important issues at stake for seniors to sit on the sidelines and watch to see what the outcome is. No matter what your age is, get out and vote!