Ahead Of GOP’s Florida Debate, Floridians Overwhelmingly Embrace Progressive Social Security Fix

At the last GOP presidential primary debate, Gov. Rick Perry (R-TX) and former Gov. Mitt Romney (R-MA) clashed over Social Security (and have been jabbing each other on the subject ever since). Tonight they will meet again, this time in Florida. But according to a new Quinnipiac University poll, none of the GOP candidates’ respective approaches to Social Security would sit well with Floridia voters, who “are opposed to virtually all proposals to reduce Social Security.” However, they do, by a 65–28 margin, support “raising the [payroll tax] cap from the current $106,800 in salary subject to taxation.” Raising the payroll cap will ensure Social Security’s solvency for the next 75 years.