Attacking Social Security

Paul Krugman: “What’s really going on here? Conservatives hate Social Security for ideological reasons: its success undermines their claim that government is always the problem, never the solution. But they receive crucial support from Washington insiders, for whom a declared willingness to cut Social Security has long served as a badge of fiscal seriousness, never mind the arithmetic.  And neither wing of the anti-Social-Security coalition seems to know or care about the hardship its favorite proposals would cause.”

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