Originally Posted by Mysto
Ziggy I have no intention of getting into a p match with you. The truth is that current baby boomers have already made a sacrifice in 1983. Our contribution increased and our benifits were cut.
If one believes that current seniors "played by the current rules all their lives" and should not be asked to share the sacrifice or accept a change to the rules on their benefits, that is fine. I disagree (at least for the most affluent seniors even as a symbolic gesture that we're all in this together), but I'm not going to vilify or demonize those who feel otherwise.
That's not the "peeing match" here. That comes from your remarks acting as if those who disagree want to screw all seniors and starve the poor ones. THAT is what boils my blood, not merely believing that older folks should be exempt from any future "pain" in SS changes.
Believe what you want. But please stop mischaracterizing the intentions of those who believe differently. That is my beef here, not that you may disagree with me. I'm just sick and tired of any suggestion about shared intergenerational sacrifice being equated by those who oppose it with advocating that we "let Grandma starve". Fair enough?
[Edit to add: By the way, I started working and paying SS tax in 1982. So didn't I also make the sacrifice in 1983 by paying higher rates and seeing my FRA rise to 67? Plenty of folks below the "magical cutoff age" above which people may be exempt from further screwing already "made the sacrifice" in 1983 as well.]