Social Security

In 1935 average life expectancy was 62, of which Social Security eligibility was 105%, or 65.

Current life expectancy is 79. Zero brainer to move eligibility up to 83.

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A) Social Security is a welfare program and should be means-tested as such

B) If you have a nest egg and pension, you should not receive SS

C) As a welfare program, it should be lumped in with food stamps, etc

D) Welfare is good policy in a rich society, but it should not disincentivize work

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