This women looked up my profile and is talking about me. The Tweets started when she criticized the fact members of congress can receive a pension. It then moved to Social Security.
I pointed out that nobody keeps raising the SS normal retirement age. The law was changed in 1983 to raise the age from 65 to 67 over 22 years with a eleven year hiatus. And I also pointed out that the life expectancy from age 65 has increased seven years since 1940; no matter, the change is unfair in her view. She says at age 65 employers just let workers go; spoiler alert, that’s illegal.
And then we have “keep them so low,” Social Security benefits that is. No matter the benefits increase each year based on wage growth plus COLAs.
But that is not the real point. The SS benefit reflects worker earnings and most people receive 40% or so of their earnings. The benefit calculation favors lower income workers.
The dollar amount is not the issue as much as how much do we want to pay in taxes to increase the percentage replacement. After all these years all too many Americans don’t understand that SS was never intended to be the only income in retirement.
What’s really disturbing is that when you don’t agree or point out different facts, you are labeled a “psychopath.” That’s what misleading rhetoric and politics of division get you.