Republican Socialism Rages
- "Conservative" Republicans have no problem using the Marxist income tax (which was created by the GOP) to re-distribute trillions in wealth from producers to those with "needs". But Republicans fall all over themselves to try and reduce Social Security benefits that you paid into for your entire life.
"We need to look over the horizon and begin to phase in, over an extended period of time, going from (age) 65 to 68 or 70. And that by itself will help sustain the retirement system for anybody under the age of 40," Bush, a potential contender for the Republican presidential nomination, told CBS's "Face the Nation" on Sunday.
Bush also wants to phase out benefits for higher earners, who have paid into the system for their entire working lives.
"What about means testing?" Bob Schieffer asked Bush.
"I think it ought to be considered, for sure," Bush replied.
As conceived by the administration of Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Social Security was intended to be a retirement insurance program for all working Americans regardless of income, funded by mandatory payroll taxes.
Means-testing would turn Social Security into a wealth transfer program, diverting payroll contributions from those who earn more to those who earn less.
And if Jeb Bush has his way on immigration, some of those lower-income workers would be people who came to the United States illegally.
In April, in a speech to the National Christian Hispanic Leadership Conference.
Bush said the nation must "fix" its broken immigration system, including "dealing with the 11 million undocumented workers that are here in this country -- 11 million people that should come out from the shadows and receive earned legal status, where they pay a fine, where they work...provide for their families, not receive government assistance, and over a period of time, be able to receive earned legal status."
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