People pushing their agenda seem to put facts and integrity low on their list of priorities. A prominent example of that is Social Security. At the same time average people make themselves so susceptible to propaganda by remaining uniformed. It’s quite scary. You would think if you know how to use Facebook, you would also know how to Google OASDI Trustees Reports and learn the facts … you would think.
The fact is Social Security benefits will be slashed by 23-25% in 2033 if future benefits are not trimmed in some manner and/or taxes are raised and the longer we wait, the more drastic the changes will be. And by the way, nobody is suggesting slashing benefits for existing beneficiaries.
Nobody, not even government has stripped Social Security to the bone. Roosevelt’s vision was destroyed a long time ago as benefits were improved and demographics changed, but funding was kept inadequate.
Why do seniors “deserve” more than the younger generation?
Illegal residents do not get Social Security but often pay the taxes using phony SS numbers. They actually contribute billions to the trust, but don’t collect.
Members of Congress have been paying Social Security taxes since January 1984.