The freeloader myth

posted by
November 21, 2011
National Review
by Ramesh Ponnuru  
Posted in Commentary

"How to count payroll taxes is a disputed subject. Many conservatives argue that since payroll taxes are dedicated to Medicare and Social Security, people who pay only payroll taxes are contributing to their retirements but not to the general operations of the government. The irony here is that FDR deliberately and explicitly introduced the payroll tax to accompany Social Security because it would encourage people to draw this false connection." (11/21/11)  


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