Don't know if you've heard, but the gov't included in the just signed tax bill a one year 2% reduction in Social Security taxes for employees, employers still have to pay full amount. While I wonder if taking anything away from SS is a good idea, if they're going to give it I'll take it. Now remains to be seen if FedEx will give regular raises next year or will they take advantage of this 2% gift from the gov't to reduce or not give raises in March. If all else stays the same the new rate hikes should produce about a billion and a half extra dollars. So hopefully we should see a decent raise.