Is The Government Gaslighting Retirement?
From what it appears, the government is kind of mixed up these days with everyone scrambling to be at the forefront of they perceive to be what is in the best interest of the American people, the national budget, and whatever else they tepidly promise to their consultants.
There's been talk about social security and the age of retirement. Ever since I was a child my parents, grandparents, educators and everyone I have worked for all talked about putting into retirement, and paying towards social security, also that when you become old enough, you would earn the right to retire and live off of said social security.
On the other hand, for years economists have said that social security will not be scene by the younger generation on account of it running out sometime in the next decade of which no one believes because it's something that people universally and generationally pay into.
Lately there has been some who actively thought about cutting social security and eventually phase it out, one person in particular is Utah Republican Senator Mike Lee.
The White House government website also pointed out that Senate Minority Whip John Thune proposed to slash social security and medicare benefits.
Another is Republican presidential candidate Nikki Haley, who is seriously questioning Social Security. Standing for America? I wonder if she will pitch HER retirement money into the budget.
What's confusing about all of this is while all of this is proposed and put into writing behind the scenes, Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy stated that those issues will never come to the table, President Biden concurred with The Speaker as well.
Some believe them, and others believe if this even happens, there would be the ultimate hell to pay. However I'm not convinced by our newly appointed speaker on the grounds of how he weaseled his way to the majority vote by haggling with promises and reassurances.
That is where my question lies.
Is Uncle Sam gaslighting us to believe in a future retirement we were all taught to work towards, just to have it be gone or taken away? Where’s the brass ring?
Will they rip us off while telling us that they stand with America?
It's something to think about.