Monday, April 22, 2019

Evergreen headline: "Social Security going broke"

Hot Air: "Social Security Will Be Unable To Pay Full Benefits By 2035."
Maya MacGuineas of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget tells the NY Times, “That fact that we now can’t guarantee full benefits to current retirees is completely unacceptable, and it should be cause enough for every policymaker to rally around solutions to restore solvency to those programs.”
This will be my less-than-yearly reminder that if Washington took incremental steps to fix this long-known problem, Americans could adjust to the changes.  But instead we'll just wait until the Titanic hits the iceberg and then scramble for the lifeboats.

1 comment:

sdharms said...

I am 70 yrs old. I have read this same "SS going broke in xx yrs" almost every time there is an election looming . Yet NEITHER party does anything. I will believe it is a problem when they act like it is a problem instead of shooting off their mouths.
and BTW -- why is WELFARE or FOODSTAMPS never "going broke"? why is Congressional benefits never "going broke"?