Time to increase Social Security benefits
But I would like to see a few candidates out there telling seniors that it's time to raise their benefits. That might actually be popular.
At the very least any candidate who wants to raise money and recruit support from netroots needs to be asked about increasing social security benefits. And this needs to be raised at Netroots Nation Conference.With any luck Dr. Duncan Black will be leading a panel discussion on this very topic. We need to make a lot of noise.
Never forget that Ronald Reagan eventually wound up supporting sanctions against the old apartheid South Africa. Politicans can make a u turn when the pressure is high enough.