Bush announced his plan to turn Social Security into a welfare program for the poor only. And the Right has already started saying we need to get rid of the program, complaining that everyone else has to “subsidize’ the poor… Pardon My English: Progressive Indexing of Social Security: Bend Over Middle Class:
The idea that those earning $25,000 annually or even twice that much, or three or four times that much for that matter, should be subsidizing seniors who apparently haven’t had enough ambition to drag their asses down to the Wal Mart and get a job as a greeter is ludicrous.
(P.S. How many lies can you spot in the piece? For example, Clinton never said people earning $30,000 were “rich.” He did ask for an income tax on Social Security recipients with incomes above $30,000. But these are RETIRED people wo are not working — think about how much you have to have in the bank to get $30,000… Why SHOULDN’T they pay income taxes?)
Thanks to The Daou Report.