Monday, February 4, 2013

A Cause I Can Believe In: Increase Social Security Benefits

We're sixty, and we're listening.
I've followed Atrios (blogger Duncan Black at Eschaton) for years, even attending his EschaCon conference in Philadelphia in 2006, and he's really on to something: increase Social Security. His semi-official announcement on his blog today says in part:
I, of course, was there [at the conference] to deliver the truth bomb - we need to increase Social Security benefits.

My new modest goal in life is to get this going. Liberal groups, people recruiting candidates, rich benevolent's time to turn the tide. This needs to be a key liberal position.
He had me at truth bomb. Seriously, Atrios is right. This is and must be the go-to liberal position. Reducing an already skimpy benefit is Beltway Stupid. Raising a benefit that is key to improving the Boomers' lives, hell, is a total no-brainer.

Ask a Boomer: Should we raise taxes to increase Social Security? Go ahead, ask them. You know the answer.

Atrios for Social Security prom king! Seriously, it's an idea whose time has come. Repeat it until everyone says yes. Here's a truth bomb: It's good for the economy.

"That Atrios? Tell him he's a helluva guy!"

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