Sanders: Proposed Social Security Cuts ‘Morally Grotesque’ | Common Dreams

Better they should die and reduce the surplus population:

The average senior who retires at age 65 would see their Social Security benefits cut by about $560 a year when they reach 75 and by about $1,000 a year once they turn 85. At the beginning of 2012, the average Social Security benefit for a retired worker was $14,760 per year, according to Sanders.

“The idea of balancing the budget on the backs of some of the most vulnerable people in our country—the elderly, orphans, widows and disabled veterans—is not only morally grotesque, it is extremely bad economics,” Sanders said.

via Sanders: Proposed Social Security Cuts ‘Morally Grotesque’ | Common Dreams.

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