When it comes to Social Security reform, or anything to do with social security, seniors want certain things written in stone...
1) No slashing of benefits.
2) Guarantee cost of living increases (year after year).
3) No increasing the age of eligibility (for those about to collect benefits).
They also don't want any sacrifice or slashing on medicare or any of their coverage programs.
If those are written in stone, it reduces flexibility, but if the GOP, in the short term, can work with it, the GOP could wind up getting a monopoly on those votes...
That would be nice but our fiscal problems can’t be solved without changes in entitlements. I think there is a bit of hypocrisy among some older folks. I’m nearing retirement and, of course, I’m angry that the government used the money I paid into the “trust fund” for many years. However, I am willing to deal with the reality of cuts to benefits because I want a bright future for this country and my family.
Tough luck because the seniors and baby boomers who voted Obama in (2008) effing destroyed the effing country.
The USA is bankrupt. I laugh when idiots point things about how NASA needs to grow so we can go to outer space. It’s over folks. Prepare for what happened when the old USSR broke up.