Thursday, February 17, 2011

Robert Reich speaks about Social Security

Budget Baloney (1): Why Social Security Isn’t a Problem for 26 Years, and the Best Way to Fix It Permanently


Steve Bates said...

Dean Baker of the Center for Economic and Policy Research has been saying this same thing for years. No, make that a couple of decades. It isn't magic, and Social Security's actuaries aren't damned fools; all we have to do to "save" SS into the indefinite future is to compel the wealthy to pay their fair share as the bulk of income (unfairly IMHO) rises to the top of the income distribution. That's it. That's all of it. No changes to retirement age; no reduction in benefits. Of course, the wealthy all-but-own the pol's including Obama, and they don't want you to know how simple it would be.

ellroon said...

It's amazing that we have to fight this all again, workers' rights, unions, social security... I guess we have to get angry enough at the rich/ poor divide to actually do something about it.

Go Wisconsin!!

ellroon said...

And oooof: stats that bring it home.

Steve Bates said...

Laura Flanders interviews Dean Baker.

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