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Social Security: What Do You Think About These Ideas?

By JLP | January 3, 2013


Topics: Social Security | 2 Comments »

2 Responses to “Social Security: What Do You Think About These Ideas?”

  1. BG Says:
    January 3rd, 2013 at 6:55 pm

    “This would go to everybody, regardless of their earnings, regardless of labor force participation, we don’t means-test on it: a universal benefit.”

    No way, Jose! There are enough poverty programs as is, such as section 8/housing assistance, food stamps, and medicaid, which ARE (rightfully) means-tested.

    Reforms for SS should be done with the idea of eliminating/winding down the program (and especially the TAX), not broadening the SS program further.

  2. Jack Says:
    January 5th, 2013 at 1:23 pm

    I’m with BG — end the program.

    Just allow seniors to take money directly from their children and grandchildren (which is what they are doing anyway), and cut out the wasteful government bureaucracy.