The GOP just isn’t trying hard enough
Today, Robert Reich had this to say on Facebook:
“Jeb Bush, Chris Christie, and other Republican hopefuls are already pushing to raise the eligibility age for Social Security to 69 – which their big-business Republican donors have been urging for years.”
This is the kind of tepid thinking that lets those lazy olds off the hook way too easily. You’d think that after making it to 2/3 of a century in age they’d have toughened up a bit and learned to appreciate the value of hard work, but no. They’ve grown soft.
Hey, I know. Let’s raise the eligibility age to 82 1/2, cut the benefits, and tax them. Oh, and we’ll call them WorkSecurity benefits. You only get them for logging sufficient hours doing some kind of physical labor. If you die before then, don’t worry. You can still be required to work. Your corpse will be shipped to qualifying families for use as furniture.
All they’ll need is a catchy motto. Something that ties the glory of work to real American freedom. Work. Freedom. Hrm. What makes a person free? Freedom isn’t an entitlement, after all. It’s gotta be earned.
Ooh, ooh, I know! Work makes you free!