Regardless of your political point of view or your skills in demonstrating that Social Security is a poor financial investment, the program is essential and here to stay.
Most Americans have a limited understanding of the program while nearly all Americans will rely, at least partially, on Social Security income in retirement.
Unfortunately, the program is a major political football. It is virtually impossible for a politician to suggest any changes to the program without being vilified. As a result we get nowhere.
Information given to Americans is incomplete, misleading or simply false. Advocate groups like the one mentioned below don’t help matters. They attack politicians in the quest for more and nothing else.
This particular group is so politically left as to be incapable of objectivity or sometimes truth. Take a look at its Twitter posts.
Source: About Us – Social Security Works
Nevertheless, we need to fix the SS trust, and we need to tell Americans the truth about what SS is and is not, can and cannot do. Needless to say the “I’m entitled” “I earned” point of view regarding SS benefits doesn’t make telling the truth any easier.