Friday, December 9, 2016
Republicans go after social security
I've had both Democrats and Republicans reassure me that they wouldn't dare go after social security. What blithe denial, as they just introduced a Bill to do exactly that. It would cut benefits and change the program entirely from an earned benefit based on one's contributions to a flat benefit for everyone. It would also reduce cost of living increases that are already inadequate. And it reduces benefits for spouses and children of workers while raising the retirement age. I'm sure there's much more to it so I'll report on that when I learn more. And we'll see if Twamp keeps his promise to protect it with no cuts. Nah, we already know the answer to that one.