Today, I heard on the news that over the next century, the age for full retirement benefits will increase gradually to seventy by 2103. I wrote another article pertaining to Social Security not too long ago, only in that article, I addressed my personal dilemma concerning disability benefits, not retirement benefits. Seems lately, that all we hear in the news is one complaint after another coming from Congress or Social Security about how they will not be able to meet their obligations for benefits in the future. One fact I have not heard from them, is how they precluded this summation within their figures, when the population of the United States continues to grow exorbitantly, decade after decade.
At the present rate of growth in population here in the United States, a lot of the problems Social Security and Congress surmise that we will encounter in the future, will not occur. When the government appropriates money to cover benefits, it needs a better system of checks and balances than what it presently has. What is appropriated for benefits, should not be touched. Most of these Congress men and women who keep coming up with ways to change Social Security, should be reprimanded for most of them are well off financially, yet when they retire their benefits will be just as high, if not “higher” than any one of us. When there are more benefits going out than are coming in, it “should be” a concern to Congress, and they should legislate laws against the wealthy who wish the benefits as citizens of the United States, but instead earn their wealth “elsewhere,” evading paying their equal share in taxes. A lot of the wealthy, evade paying their fair share of taxes into Social Security, and most of this is because Congress, whether they’ll like hearing this or not, are bias against American interests to benefits here but will give those benefits to some of their rich “friends” who do not even have their businesses in the United States.
In the modern world, any person who runs for elected office, has to have a lot of money, simply to compete in a race to win any given election. Today’s election process, is not like it used to be like in the days of Lincoln, when an average Joe could run for the Senate, Congress or Presidency, though he were “poor.” A lot of the voices that say they speak for Social Security and the poor in Washington, would not be able to live off the Social Security benefits they allot for anyone to live on for any given month. If they were made to do so, they would understand how to go about proper changes to this system “for” retirees and the indigent, and begin to regulate through proper laws, those who are already wealthy and taking advantage of the system..
Just by the statistics of population growth, estimated monies of workers taxes going into Social Security, is more than enough to cover all the benefits that go out. The only problem that seems pretty noticeable is that you still have too many people “with” money getting higher benefits than those who need them and if anything “this” is what is presently wrong with Social Security.
Whatever decisions they make in Washington regarding benefits and Social Security, you can be pretty well be assured, that those decisions will be filled with plenty of excuses. They will be filled with more cuts to the benefits of the poorer classes. The wealthy and their benefits, you can bet, will go unscathed, for it has become the excuse lately in Washington for bailing out failing businesses by giving them, each and every American hard workers, tax or retirement money. Then months later, coming up with the excuse, Social Security may be headed for a crises?