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  •  It saddens me (7+ / 0-)

    that folks over there have willingly circumscribed the debate concerning Social Security thus: "It's better for a Democratic President to propose these things because it'd be worse if a Republican got to do it."

    That is to say, the entire spectrum of choices regarding Social Security oscillates between (1) doing nothing and accepting meager-at-best retirement benefits- with the threat of future cuts ever looming and (2) reducing those already-pathetic-by-world-standards benefits and considering it a victory for the party that initiated Social Security to begin with.

    Nowhere on the People's View Website is there any discussion of expanding retirement benefits, of finding a way to stabilize the system for the indefinite future. It is a curious "Progressive" world they inhabit, where a modestly comfortable retirement, funded by the whole society, is not even worthy of discussion.

    Instead, it's cheerleading and hope that 401(k)s will somehow redeem the President's worldview.

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