he majority of Americans are willing to shell out more money to Uncle Sam if it means securing Social Security benefits for the future. According to a new Associated Press-GFK poll, 53 percent of Americans said they preferred a tax hike versus a reduction in benefits, while 36 percent said they would cut benefits instead. In addition, the majority — 53 percent — said they would be in favor of raising the retirement age instead of trimming monthly payments, while 35 percent said they preferred shrinking monthly payments.
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