So, people who followed the SS and Medicare rules and made their payments over the years rightly view themselves as having paid for their entitlement benefits, regardless of whether their cumulative FICA payments fall short of or exceed the cumulative sum of those benefits. Why shouldn’t they, and why is Catherine Rampell implying that the deal implicit in our major entitlement programs is anything different?
|By: letsgetitdone Saturday April 19, 2014 11:55 am|
|By: Dean Baker Friday August 3, 2012 6:00 pm|
Yes, on this great day when we hear the unemployment rate is 8.3 percent, NYT columnist Bill Keller is still pressing on the need to curb Social Security and Medicare spending and calling on his fellow baby boomers to rise to the occasion. He has even brought in Jim Kessler, the senior vice-president for policy at Third Way, to help him make the case.
|By: masaccio Thursday June 2, 2011 6:38 pm|
We are betrayed by elected politicians and the fool economists they slavishly follow.
|By: Glenn W. Smith Sunday December 19, 2010 9:30 am|
The day I arrived on earth back in September, 1953, the number one song in America was Les Paul and Mary Ford’s “Vaya Con Dios.” Go With God? Go? Hell, I’d just gotten here. Where was I supposed to go? A month earlier, the Soviet Union helped put the boom in Baby Boomer by exploding [...]
|By: masaccio Sunday August 22, 2010 10:30 am|
Why are the reasonably well-off commenters at the Wall Street Journal so hostile?