Wednesday, January 6, 2016
Who the Hell Gave Rand Paul This Advice as a Way to Solve the Social Security Deficit Problem?
On Tuesday, Rand Paul visited a senior center in Concord, N.H., and vowed he would increase the retirement age for workers and make it tougher for Americans to qualify for disability. It was a tough sell to his crowd, which was overwhelming grey and frail, reports TIME Magazine.
"I’m not gleefully jumping up and down about raising the age. It’s not very popular,' he said.
“It’s just a math problem. Smaller families, larger numbers of retirees, and we’re living longer,”
Not only is this idiotic from a political perspective, it is a terrible way to "solve" the SS problem.
Retired seniors, and those close to retirement. who kicked in for SS payments their entire lives should be the last to be cut. There are plenty. as in PLENTY, of other areas in the federal budget where cuts can be made--and, further, SS should be wound down so that the young are not coerced into kicking money into a Ponzi scheme where, decades down the road, a senator from Kentucky on the presidential campaign trail in New Hampshire can walk in and tell current youth when they are elderly, "Hey, we are going to cut your payments and eligibility."
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