HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Main » Politics 2014 (Forum) » Should Dems be thoughtful... » Reply #48

Reply #48


Response to Comrade_McKenzie (Reply #39)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 12:31 PM

48. Which means testing does not do.

Let's say you're an executive and getting nice fat 7-figure paychecks. You then retire.

You stop receiving 7-figure paychecks. Your income is now whatever you decide to pull out of your retirement accounts.

You won't be pulling massive amounts out of those plans. Just enough to live comfortably, for whatever definition of comfortable suits you. As a result, you are now middle-to-low income.

The number of people that would be hit by a rational means-testing is tiny. To actually save enough money to "protect it for people who need it more", means testing will have to hit large swaths of the middle class.

Plus, there's the little fact that Social Security isn't in crisis and needs no such protection. The people telling you it is in crisis are lying in order to destroy it.

Reply to this post

Back to OP Alert abuse Link to post in-thread

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 66 replies Author Time Post
Texin Dec 2012 OP
Jackpine Radical Dec 2012 #1
NoMoreWarNow Dec 2012 #62
avedon Dec 2012 #64
PDJane Dec 2012 #2
bluestateguy Dec 2012 #3
AnotherMcIntosh Dec 2012 #4
kimbutgar Dec 2012 #5
Texin Dec 2012 #8
democrattotheend Dec 2012 #55
DURHAM D Dec 2012 #6
newfie11 Dec 2012 #7
forestpath Dec 2012 #9
Texin Dec 2012 #13
reinan Dec 2012 #47
jeff47 Dec 2012 #49
Zorro Dec 2012 #10
anneboleyn Dec 2012 #31
PSPS Dec 2012 #11
ToxMarz Dec 2012 #12
democrattotheend Dec 2012 #25
jeff47 Dec 2012 #45
ToxMarz Dec 2012 #58
backscatter712 Dec 2012 #14
frazzled Dec 2012 #15
Warren Stupidity Dec 2012 #16
bunkerbuster1 Dec 2012 #41
brokechris Dec 2012 #17
democrattotheend Dec 2012 #26
brokechris Dec 2012 #53
democrattotheend Dec 2012 #54
brokechris Dec 2012 #57
Bluenorthwest Dec 2012 #18
Blue_In_AK Dec 2012 #19
blkmusclmachine Dec 2012 #20
marlakay Dec 2012 #21
Coyotl Dec 2012 #22
Sunlei Dec 2012 #23
coalition_unwilling Dec 2012 #24
still_one Dec 2012 #27
underthematrix Dec 2012 #28
David__77 Dec 2012 #29
njcamden_25884 Dec 2012 #30
SheilaT Dec 2012 #32
mgcgulfcoast Dec 2012 #33
madrchsod Dec 2012 #34
Capisce Dec 2012 #35
kyungju park Dec 2012 #36
union_maid Dec 2012 #37
hrmjustin Dec 2012 #50
wishlist Dec 2012 #38
Comrade_McKenzie Dec 2012 #39
LineLineReply Which means testing does not do.
jeff47 Dec 2012 #48
bunkerbuster1 Dec 2012 #40
bunkerbuster1 Dec 2012 #42
jeaps Dec 2012 #43
SouthernDonkey Dec 2012 #44
forestpath Dec 2012 #46
PDJane Dec 2012 #51
JLII Dec 2012 #52
PDJane Dec 2012 #56
Hekate Dec 2012 #59
winstongator Dec 2012 #60
NoMoreWarNow Dec 2012 #61
hrmjustin Dec 2012 #63
Iggo Dec 2012 #65
Douglas Carpenter Dec 2012 #66
Please login to view edit histories.