The way SS is structured, the more you put in the more you get out. But with Obama wanting to tax income over $250K for SS with no added benefit, it is no longer "social security" it is a tax plain and simple. It's adding 12.4% to the tax rate for income over $250K. http://apnews.myway.com/article/20080728/D926O27G0.html I know Lindsay is a Republican, blah, blah, blah, but this is no longer social security as we know it, it is simply an additional, large, tax on the wealthy. "Given the dearth of details about Obama's plans, some Republicans have criticized it, using assumptions that Democrats reject. Lawrence B. Lindsey, a former economic adviser to President Bush, argues that high earners would pay the full 12.4 percent tax rate on income above $250,000 while receiving no added benefits. "A high-income entrepreneur would see his or her federal marginal tax rate rise to 53 percent from 37.7 percent," Lindsey wrote in a June 20 Wall Street Journal op-ed column."