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E1.1 
Increase the payroll tax rate (currently 12.4 percent) to 15.2 percent in
2017 and later.
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E1.2 
Increase the payroll tax rate (currently 12.4 percent) to 15.2 percent in
20292058, and to 18.0 percent in years 2059 and later.
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E1.3 
Reduce the payroll tax rate (currently 12.4 percent) to 11.4 percent in
2017 and later.
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E1.4 
Increase the payroll tax rate (currently 12.4 percent) by 0.1 percentage
point each year from 20222041, until the rate reaches 14.4 percent in
2041 and later.
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E1.5 
Increase the payroll tax rate (currently 12.4 percent) to 12.6 percent in
2019, 12.9 percent in 2027, 13.1 in percent in 2037, 13.9 percent in 2047,
13.5 percent in 2057, and 13.3 percent in 2067 and later.
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E1.6 
Increase the payroll tax rate (currently 12.4 percent) to 12.6 percent in 2019,
12.9 percent in 2027, 13.3 in percent in 2037, 13.8 percent in 2047, 14.4 percent
in 2067, and 14.5 percent in 2082 and later.
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E1.7 
Increase the payroll tax rate (currently 12.4 percent) to 12.7 percent in 2019,
13.0 percent in 2032, 13.3 in percent in 2047, 14.0 percent in 2067, 14.5 percent
in 2077, and 14.7 percent in 2087 and later.
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E1.8 
Increase the payroll tax rate (currently 12.4 percent) by 0.1 percentage
point each year from 20192024, until the rate reaches 13.0 percent for
2024 and later.
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E1.9 
Increase the payroll tax rate (currently 12.4 percent) by 0.1 percentage
point each year from 20202043, until the rate reaches 14.8 percent in
2043. Then increase the payroll tax rate an additional 0.1 percentage point
in each year from 20822086, until the rate reaches 15.3 percent for 2086
and later.
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E1.10 
Increase the payroll tax rate by 0.1 percentage point per year for 2018 through
2027 so that it equals 13.4 percent for 2027 and later. The increase would be
split evenly between the employer and employee share, and would be split between
OASI and DI in proportion to currently scheduled payroll tax rates.
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E2.1 
Eliminate the taxable maximum in years 2017 and later, and apply full 12.4
percent payroll tax rate to all earnings. Do not provide benefit credit for
earnings above the currentlaw taxable maximum.
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E2.2 
Eliminate the taxable maximum in years 2017 and later, and apply full 12.4
percent payroll tax rate to all earnings. Provide benefit credit for earnings
above the currentlaw taxable maximum.
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E2.3 
Eliminate the taxable maximum in years 2017 and later, and apply full 12.4
percent payroll tax rate to all earnings. Provide benefit credit for earnings
above the currentlaw taxable maximum, adding a bend point at the currentlaw
taxable maximum and applying a formula factor of 3 percent for AIME above this
new bend point.
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E2.4 
Eliminate the taxable maximum for years 2023 and later (phased in 20172022),
and apply full 12.4 percent payroll tax rate to all earnings. Provide benefit
credit for earnings above the currentlaw taxable maximum that are subject to
the payroll tax, using a secondary PIA formula. This secondary PIA formula
involves: (1) an "AIME+" derived from annual earnings from each year after 2016
that were in excess of that year's currentlaw taxable maximum; (2) a new bend
point equal to 134 percent of the monthly currentlaw taxable maximum; and (3)
formula factors of 3 percent and 0.25 percent below and above the new bend point,
respectively.
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E2.5 
Apply 12.4 percent payroll tax rate on earnings above $250,000 starting
in 2017, and tax all earnings once the currentlaw taxable maximum exceeds
$250,000. Do not provide benefit credit for additional earnings taxed.
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E2.6 
Apply a 3 percent payroll tax on earnings above the currentlaw taxable
maximum starting in 2017. Do not provide benefit credit for earnings
above the currentlaw taxable maximum.
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E2.7 
Apply a 6 percent payroll tax on earnings above the currentlaw taxable
maximum starting in 2017. Do not provide benefit credit for earnings above
the currentlaw taxable maximum.
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E2.8 
Apply a 2 percent payroll tax on earnings above the currentlaw taxable
maximum for years 20192066, and a 3 percent rate for years 2067 and later.
Do not provide benefit credit for earnings above the currentlaw taxable maximum.
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E2.9 
Apply the following payroll tax rates above the currentlaw taxable
maximum: 2.0 percent in 2019, 3.0 percent in 2032, 3.5 percent in 2047,
4.5 percent in 2057, and 5.5 percent in 2067 and later. Do not provide
benefit credit for earnings above the currentlaw taxable maximum.
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E2.10 
Eliminate the taxable maximum in years 2027 and later. Phase in elimination by
taxing all earnings above the currentlaw taxable maximum at: 1.24 percent in
2018, 2.48 percent in 2019, and so on, up to 12.40 percent in 2027. Provide
benefit credit for earnings above the currentlaw taxable maximum, adding a
bend point at the currentlaw taxable maximum and applying a formula factor of
5 percent for AIME above this new bend point.
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E2.11 
Eliminate the taxable maximum in years 2022 and later. Phase in elimination by
taxing all earnings above the currentlaw taxable maximum at: 2.48 percent in
2018, 4.96 percent in 2019, and so on, up to 12.40 percent in 2022. Provide
benefit credit for earnings above the currentlaw taxable maximum that are
subject to the payroll tax, using a secondary PIA formula. This secondary PIA
formula involves: (1) an "AIME+" derived from annual earnings from each year
after 2017 that were in excess of that year's currentlaw taxable maximum; and
(2) a formula factor of 5 percent on this newly computed "AIME+".
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E2.12 
Eliminate the taxable maximum in years 2028 and later. Phase in elimination by
taxing all earnings above the currentlaw taxable maximum at: 1.24 percent in
2019, 2.48 percent in 2020, and so on, up to 12.40 percent in 2028. Provide
benefit credit for earnings above the currentlaw taxable maximum. Create a new
bend point at the currentlaw taxable maximum with a 3 percent formula factor
applying above the new bend point.
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E2.13 
Apply OASDI payroll tax rate on earnings above $400,000 starting in 2018,
and tax all earnings once the currentlaw taxable maximum exceeds $400,000.
Provide benefit credit for earnings above the currentlaw taxable maximum
that are subject to the payroll tax, using a secondary PIA formula. This
secondary PIA formula involves: (1) an "AIME+" derived from annual earnings
from each year after 2017 that were in excess of that year's currentlaw
taxable maximum; and (2) a formula factor of 2 percent on this newly
computed "AIME+".
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E3.1 
Increase the taxable maximum such that 90 percent of earnings would be subject
to the payroll tax (phased in 20172026). Provide benefit credit for earnings
up to the revised taxable maximum.
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E3.2 
Increase the taxable maximum such that 90 percent of earnings would be subject
to the payroll tax (phased in 20172026). Do not provide benefit credit for
additional earnings taxed.
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E3.3 
Increase the taxable maximum such that 90 percent of earnings would be
subject to the payroll tax (phased in 20182023). Provide benefit credit
for earnings up to the revised taxable maximum.
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E3.4 
Increase the taxable maximum from $106,800 to $115,200 (in 2009 AWIindexed
dollars), phased in 20172019. Provide benefit credit for earnings up to the
revised taxable maximum.
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E3.5 
Increase the taxable maximum each year by an additional 2 percent beginning
in 2017 until taxable earnings equal 90 percent of covered earnings. Provide
benefit credit for earnings up to the revised taxable maximum.
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E3.6 
Increase the taxable maximum each year by an additional 2 percent beginning
in 2019 until taxable earnings equal 90 percent of covered earnings. Do not
provide benefit credit for additional earnings taxed.
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E3.7 
Increase the taxable maximum by an additional 2 percent per year beginning in
2018 until taxable earnings equal 90 percent of covered earnings. Provide
benefit credit for earnings up to the revised taxable maximum. Create a new
bend point equal to the currentlaw taxable maximum with a 5 percent formula
factor applying above the new bend point.
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E3.8 
Beginning in 2024, apply 2 percent payroll tax rate on earnings over the wageindexed
equivalent of $200,000 in 2017, with the threshold wageindexed after 2024. Provide
proportional benefit credit for additional earnings taxed, based on the payroll tax
rate applied to the additional earnings divided by the full 12.4 percent payroll tax
rate.
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E3.9 
Beginning in 2024, apply 2 percent payroll tax rate on earnings over the wageindexed
equivalent of $200,000 in 2017, with the threshold wageindexed after 2024. Do not
provide benefit credit for additional earnings taxed.
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E3.10 
Beginning in 2024, apply 2 percent payroll tax rate on earnings over the
wageindexed equivalent of $300,000 in 2017, with the threshold wageindexed
after 2024. Provide proportional benefit credit for additional earnings
taxed, based on the payroll tax rate applied to the additional earnings
divided by the full 12.4 percent payroll tax rate.
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E3.11 
Beginning in 2024, apply 2 percent payroll tax rate on earnings over
the wageindexed equivalent of $300,000 in 2017, with the threshold
wageindexed after 2024. Do not provide benefit credit for additional
earnings taxed.
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E3.12 
Beginning in 2024, apply 2 percent payroll tax rate on earnings over the
wageindexed equivalent of $400,000 in 2017, with the threshold wageindexed
after 2024. Provide proportional benefit credit for additional earnings taxed,
based on the payroll tax rate applied to the additional earnings divided by
the full 12.4 percent payroll tax rate.
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E3.13 
Beginning in 2024, apply 2 percent payroll tax rate on earnings over the
wageindexed equivalent of $400,000 in 2017, with the threshold wageindexed
after 2024. Do not provide benefit credit for additional earnings taxed.
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E3.14 
Eliminate the taxable maximum for the employer payroll tax (6.2 percent)
beginning in 2017. For the employee payroll tax (6.2 percent) and for
benefit credit purposes, beginning in 2017, increase the taxable maximum
by an additional 2 percent per year until taxable earnings equal 90
percent of covered earnings.
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E3.15 
Increase the taxable maximum such that 90 percent of earnings are subject
to the payroll tax (phased in 20172026). In addition, apply a tax rate of
6.2 percent for earnings above the revised taxable maximum (phased in from
20172026). Provide benefit credit for earnings taxed up to the revised
taxable maximum.
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E3.16 
Beginning in 2018, apply 4 percent payroll tax rate on earnings above
the wageindexed equivalent of $400,000 in 2015, with the threshold
wageindexed after 2018. Provide benefit credit for additional earnings
taxed, using a secondary PIA formula. This secondary PIA formula involves:
(1) an "AIME+" derived from annual earnings taxed only between 2015
wageindexed equivalents of $400,000 and $500,000 (with thresholds
wageindexed after 2018); and (2) a formula factor of 2 percent on this
newly computed "AIME+".
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E3.17 
Beginning in 2018, increase the taxable maximum by twice the rate of
increase in the national Average Wage Index, but never by less than 3
percent. Provide benefit credit for earnings up to the revised taxable
maximum levels.
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E3.18 
Increase the taxable maximum linearly over 4 years to $203,700 for 2021.
After 2021, index the taxable maximum to AWI plus 0.5 percentage point.
Apply benefit credit on additional earnings taxed.
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E3.19 
Increase the taxable maximum such that 90 percent of earnings would be
subject to the payroll tax (phased in linearly from 20182023). Provide
benefit credit for additional earnings taxed, using a secondary PIA formula.
This secondary PIA formula involves: (1) an "AIME+" derived from additional
annual earnings taxed over the currentlaw taxable maximum; and (2) a formula
factor of 2.5 percent on this newly computed "AIME+".
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