Re: IRA and Social Security
There is no social security/medicare tax to pay on your IRA distributions. Only income tax (unless of course it is a Roth IRA, then no income tax either).
What gets confusing is that distributions from a taxable IRA may create a situation where you end up paying income tax on part of the social security benefits you collect. There has been a lot of discussion on that issue on this forum lately.
No more lawyer stuff, no more political stuff, so no more CYA