Anyone in Washington D.C. calling for lowering the age of Social Security eligibility?
Let me try to put a positive spin on this:
Hello congressperson, hello senator, here’s a softball for you, slow, directly over the plate, bases loaded.
Working class Americans have been told that raising the age of eligibility is fair, because people are living longer. 67 is the new 65. For me, it’s 66 and two months.
Now, that trend is reversing and has done so for three years in a row. Be the one, be the Democrat calling for lowering the age of eligibility to 66 and even lower if this trend continues.
Yes, I am sure that some will explain this drop to the opioid crisis, and the plight of health care in general. Okay, not a problem use that same explanation to support a single payer system and (and I love this part) making serious changes in how we patent and sell drugs in this country, in order to reverse this change in life expectancy and maybe be able to raise the age to 70! (but only after those changes).
There it is. Put it on your campaign website.