Atrios Started It: “expanding Social Security a respectable idea”


From Pacific Standard Mag: How a Blogger Made Expanding Social Security a Respectable IdeaWhat’s left? Social Security. Though it was never meant to be a national retirement system all by itself, that’s increasingly what it has become. For Americans over age 65 in the bottom half of the income distribution, Social Security makes up at least 80 percent of retirement income.

And yet, when Social Security has been in the news in recent years, it has usually been because someone wants to cut it.