Re: GOP Senators May Make 69 Retirement Age
Here's a little history lesson: Back in the 1930s, in response to the great depression, the government passed some laws known as the "New Deal". One of these programs was called social security and its basic concept is that the younger folks would help take care of the older folks . Basically we would all help each other.
Despite a lot of complaints from the more conservative members of the country, who complained that it wasn't government's job to help people, the "New Deal", particularly Social security, was pretty successful. It has clearly stood the test of time. But now the heirs of those conservatives who were opposed to the New Deal when it was passed, have gained control. And , no matter what they want to call what they are doing, the bottom line is that they simply want to get rid of all of the New Deal programs that have been so successful over the last 70 years. very simple.