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My travel day last week was giving a little presentation at the National Press Club for the National Academy of Social Insurance. Everyone on the panel - including the conservative - agreed the the looming retirement crisis is fucked up and bullshit. Consensus was that increasing Social Security benefits was a nonstarter, so we must look elsewhere.

This is how we felt about Medicare for All. Obviously the superior policy, but a non-starter, so let us scurry into theh public option roach motel.

Well, better late than never. I am all for pushing increasing benefits and lowering the eligibility age. We need an issue to break the dam, this might be it.

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Submitted by lambert on

It's unconscionable that your benefits get worse the younger you are. They should also be entirely decoupled from debt, including student loans.

First they ignore you, then they ridicule you, then they fight you, then you win. -- Mahatma Gandhi