I get this question a lot. It's usually posed towards liberals in general, something along the line of the dems have no ideas, and just complain. Blah, blah blah...
How would I fix SS? That's easy...
...and I don't mean raise as increase, I mean raise as in "fundraise".
Just look at the problem with illegal immigration. Illegals don't pay taxes. The scumbag that hires them don't pay their share either.
Just closing the border would raise some serious tax revenue.
And instead of spending tax dollars on putting drug users in jail, why not put them to work on public works projects? That would save some serious tax revenue. If they slack off, get mouthy, or lazy, then you can throw them in jail. They don't even have to work really... You could dock someone's pay a dollar an hour for six months for smoking pot, doing that would give us a lot more money then footing the bill for a six month stay in prison.
Why not close some of these corporate tax shelter loopholes that cost the American taxpayer billions every year?
Is as if we're giving them a tax break for outsourcing.
Fixing that would lower most Americans tax burden, and shore up Social Security.
...and wouldn't that be something.