Now perhaps you'll make the same concession concerning medicare:
Federal Insurance Contributions Act (FICA) tax ( /ˈfaɪkə/) is a United States payroll (or employment) tax imposed by the federal government on both employees and employers to fund Social Security and Medicare —federal programs that provide benefits for retirees, the disabled, and children of deceased workers.
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Problems with the federal budget deficit are on track to be dealt with through Medicare cuts and some amount of tax increases, both of which are bad for the nation's older citizens.
Seniors: OK, Hike Taxes to Save Medicare - TheStreet
The New York Times recently published a graphic displaying each department's share of the federal budget showing the vast majority of federal spending is devoted to defense, Social Security and Medicare.
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