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No surprise about your last sentence. The way that SS and Medicare were created, they were never designed for each person to pay their own way - it always WAS designed as a sure-to-fail-sometime Ponzi scheme. About 8 years ago or so, it was determined that if SS simply taxed every dollar earned and not just the first $XXXXX amount of earnings, SS would stay solvent for many decades, But, nope - couldn't do that. Now it's coming back to bite - and bite HARD!
He literally would be.