Massachusetts Democratic Party Platform Committee

March 8, 2005

To Whom It May Concern:

We are testifying in support of modifying the platform section on Families and Individuals (Part I), plank entitled "Older Americans":

"We recognize that the current social security system may not be able to pay out benefits at current levels in the future without increasing the national debt. We are open to proposals to resolve this fiscal problem in new ways that do not increase our national debt and do not significantly reduce future benefits. We support the elimination of the cap on social security taxes as a potential way to improve the fiscal soundness of the program."

Thank you for considering our opinions.