Reducing Social Security benefits isn’t ‘responsibility’

Commentary | June 23, 2010 | By John Burbank | Everett Herald

The inside-the-beltway crowd is sneaking up on us again. You may have picked up on some news regarding a group appointed by President Obama to, in plain words, cut Social Security benefits. This amounts to bad timing and bad behavior. In this recession, the collapse of savings and pensions means that more and more Americans will face poverty and insecurity as they age into retirement. Only one barrier stands between them and being flat broke. That is Social Security.

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