Social Security: What Do You Think About These Ideas?

January 3, 2013

Interesting…

2 responses to Social Security: What Do You Think About These Ideas?

  1. “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. 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.