Does Bernie Sanders have a secret plan about Social Security?

Bernie Sanders is a “friend” to the extent that he wishes to expand Social Security (and Medicare). He once had Modern Monetary Theory’s Stephanie Kelton as his chief economic adviser during his 2016 presidential campaign. Kelton tried and seemingly failed to educate Sanders about the facts of federal economics, the key one being that a … Continue reading Does Bernie Sanders have a secret plan about Social Security?

“Wolf!” “The sky is falling” “Social Security and Medicare will be insolvent.”

Which of the following is a story with a false narrative: “The Boy Who Cried Wolf!” or “Henny Penny announcing, ‘The sky is falling,”or “The CRFB claiming, “Social Security and Medicare will be insolvent”? Answer: All three are false narratives. The first two are meant to teach children valuable lessons. The third should teach adults … Continue reading “Wolf!” “The sky is falling” “Social Security and Medicare will be insolvent.”

You think the minimum wage should be raised, but you oppose Social Security and Medicare for All. Hello sucker.

The poker bromide goes something like this: If you’re sitting in a poker game for a half-hour, and you still can’t tell who the sucker is, you’re the sucker. The economics bromide could be: If you think the minimum wage should be raised, but you oppose Social Security for All and Medicare for All, hello, … Continue reading You think the minimum wage should be raised, but you oppose Social Security and Medicare for All. Hello sucker.

The fake fight over your Social Security benefits

Kiplinger’s is supposed to know what they are writing about. Hah! Here is an article that appeared in today’s Chicago Tribune. You decide whether Kiplinger’s Managing Editor knows what she is writing about. Biden’s plan to strengthen Social Security By Catherine Siskos, managing editor at Kiplinger’s Retirement Report In 2021, Social Security is expected to … Continue reading The fake fight over your Social Security benefits