Wall Street’s ‘Solution’ To Every Problem: Cut Social Security

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Image: Jonathan Gross via Flickr Creative Commons, https://flic.kr/p/s97QkP

Wall Street, anti-government ideologues, and others determined to cut Social Security have their solution. They just need to find the right problem. There is a dead giveaway that this is what is going on: Their solution is always the same, even though the problem keeps changing. Indeed, the problem for which cutting Social Security is their solution sometimes actually contradicts another problem for which cutting Social Security is their solution. Take longevity.

Until recently, those determined to cut Social Security argued that everyone is living longer, so we must cut Social Security. Now that supporters of Social Security have pointed out that not everyone is living longer, those determined to cut Social Security are starting to say: okay, not everyone is living longer, so we must cut Social Security.

This is not an exaggeration.

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