Social Security, Medicare or any other “promises” made in the past.
Any politician who dares to suggest changes to these much revered programs even prospectively, takes his or her political life in their hands.
Consider this from Sen Marco Rubio:
We have to generate economic growth which generates revenue, while reducing spending. That will mean instituting structural changes to Social Security and Medicare for the future.” He suggested reducing benefits and raising the retirement age for future retirees, so people can prepare for the change.
Not only do most Americans not want changes to these programs, many believe they deserve more such as higher COLAs, and overall increases in the benefits provided. That includes a higher Social Security benefits formula and expanded Medicare coverage. I was listening to a lively discussion among several senior women recently who could not understand why “they” don’t cover dental expenses under Medicare and vision care as well. But they were glad Medicare did pay for them to get their toenails cut.
Makes you wonder how much of their income Americans want to send to the politicians in Washington so they can decide how to give it back. Well, at least it makes me wonder🤔