The End of the Assault on Social Security and Medicare 1


Truthout has the article The End of the Assault on Social Security and Medicare by Dean Baker.

Third Way is one of a long list of organizations that have received Wall Street funding to go after Social Security and Medicare under the guise of protecting the young from their greedy parents and grandparents. This list includes Lead or Leave, the Concord Coalition, The Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, America Speaks, Fix the Debt and the Can Kicks Back.

At a time when we are seeing the largest upward redistribution in the history of the world these organizations have attempted to divert attention from the class war on the nation’s middle class and poor. Instead they are trying to convince young people that their financial difficulties stem from the size of their parents’ Social Security checks.

I’ll have to go back and reread the article to see how the headline fits the content.  I don’t see where the end of the assault comes in.

I left the comment to Dean Baker and the other readers:

Are you aware of the work by Arun Muralidhar? His latest paper is:

Saving Social Security: A Better Approach by Thomas K. Philips and Arun Muralidhar.

I have managed to connect him up with people in the Elizabeth Warren office in Washington. I expect great things from this collaboration.

I am hoping for another article by Arun Muralidhar soon.  The country can stand the benefit of all that he knows about various attempts around the world to try different ideas for funding Social Security programs and pension programs.  He has a good knowledge of what fails and what succeeds.


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