Behind the headlines calling for private accounts and trumpeting tax increases and benefits cuts for Social Security recipients, there lurk good intentions, political dogmas, past decisions by committee-think, and grotesque pandering to young and old. How can this be explained in simplest terms, the media seems to wonder? How can we sell our root philosophy, … Continue reading Social Security is owed, not an entitlement
Paris is burning and a Democrat on President Obama’s deficit commission predicted recently that the bipartisan panel would come up with recommendations to "shore up" (destroy) Social Security. “The stars are aligned,’’ said Alice Rivlin, a former budget director under President Clinton and now a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution. “I do expect that … Continue reading Paris is burning! Deficit Commission looks for matches.