Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Expand, not cut, social security

This clip lays bare the conservative lies about social security as being a mismanaged government program that is running out of money and therefore needs to be privatized. To the contrary, just as it is the program can pay full benefits to 2034. And if those making over $118,500 we required to pay into social security at the same rate as the first $118,500 of their income there would be enough to fund the program indefinitely. As it is there are no further contributions after the first $118,500.

With everyone paying their fair share we could well afford to expand the benefits so that our hard-working retirees could actually have a comfortable living rather than having to struggle to make ends meet. But therein lies the rub, for struggling people don't have the time or energy to fight a inequitable system that funnels most of the wealth to the few and fucks the rest of us. The 1% are just fine with hard-working retirees starving to death. It's up to we the people to vote out the l%'s government lackeys if we want to retire in our well-deserved dignity.

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