Mr Buchanan's objection to the FICA tax being returned to 6.2% demonstrates how hard it is to raise a tax after it has been lowered. As a working person paying this tax, I objected to it when it was lowered. With the SS fund going BANKRUPT it made no sense in the first place and, unless I'm missing something, it has not really helped the economy anyway. As it was an Obama initiative to begin with, why on earth would the Republicans go out on a limb to support another misguided Obama idea? All involved should admit that lowering the FICA tax to begin with was a mistake and let it lapse.