If Social Security benefits were to evaporate tomorrow the social security payroll tax would not. The FedGov is too addicted to that income stream.
But my generation knows that Social Security is done. Either it will go bankrupt like all Ponzi schemes, or inflation will make benefits worthless. I don't see any logical or feasible method for maintaining Social Security as a sort of safety net or retirement supplement.
So Tea Partiers, the first order of business is to kill Social Security. I don't care if you phase it out over ten years, but Social Security HAS TO GO. And Medicare and Medicaid need to follow. We can't afford those "rights" that the Socialists want us to want.
So, if you are under 50 years old right now, you know that killing Social Security is the right thing to do. So in order to avoid the AARP socialist voting landslide we leave their benefits alone as they progress into their golden years (if the Dems can buy votes with promises of funds from the tax coffers, Conservatives can too I guess).
And here is the really sad part Tea Partiers... we have to keep the Social Security Payroll tax. Because the FedGov is too addicted to that revenue stream. But we all know that the Social Security tax has been paying for everything BUT social security for decades now. Just rebrand it "payroll tax" and be done with it.
Medicare and Medicaid...we have to cut it. We also have to cut Defense like there is no tomorrow.
Cuts need to hurt.
Once the debt is taken care of, then we can talk about cutting taxes. But we have to cut spending first.