>If no one deserves social security, then it's >not "unfair" to take it away (or part of it). >You want to take it away from everyone and make >the poorest seniors go on welfare. I think that >would be harmful in a psychological senseBy granting benefits to the poor through "means-testing" or making the tax more "progressive", without linking benefits to what individuals may have contributed into the system, you are converting SS to a welfare system.It seems that your only concern is to allow people to collect welfare checks, while allowing them to maintain the illusion that they are entitled to the money. Some would argue that those who have failed to plan and prepare for their futures, should face the stigma of being dependent on welfare in retirement. Otherwise, you will be reducing the incentives to save for retirement.
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