Reining in the Rich

The costliest welfare load isn't for the poor, it's for the well-to-do

He has been paying into Social Security since 1938 -- one year after workers began contributing to President Roosevelt's new program -- and amazingly, he pays into it still. At age 78, Harlow Savage prides himself on showing up at the office, dapper in his tweed jacket with walking cane, every workday morning at the engineering company that he founded in Bloomfield, Connecticut. If anyone has earned his retirement benefits, it would seem, it is Savage. But he doesn't see it that way. Though he still has Social Security taxes deducted from his six-figure salary, Savage and his wife also receive...

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