That everyone earning should contribute to Social Security is indisputable; that everyone, regardless of how he’s financially fixed at retirement age, should collect Social Security is indisputably wrong. As it was well put in Washington Monthly, Social Security’s a device for taking money from present workers to support retired ones. Fair enough. But by what standard can we justify a system that taxes a $14,000-a-year secretary with two kids and gives that money to a Malcolm Forbes? At what to set the cap should be, can be, debated. But there should not be any debate as to whether a cap should be.