Writing in The Hill, Brenton Smith of FixSSNow.Org outlines Sen. Bernie Sanders’ plan to reform Social Security, a plan that both raises benefits for people who haven’t paid for them and requires people to pay for benefits they will not receive.
Sanders’s paradigm enables politics to replace contribution as the determinate of benefits. Politics could increase the benefits of current ‘low-income seniors’ completely independent of what someone had contributed in the past. It could equally well reduce the benefits of future workers as Sanders currently proposes.
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