The Giant Lie Trotted Out by Fiscal Conservatives Trying to Shred Social Security | Alternet

Life expectancy among the less educated and those with lower incomes has actually dropped. New research shows that between 1990 and 2008, white women lacking a high school diploma lost a shocking five years of life, while their male peers lost three years.

Under these circumstances, it’s clear that raising the retirement age is a direct assault on those at the lower rungs of the economic ladder, women in particular, and that it would only serve to increase income inequality even further and diminish the chances of long life among anyone but the rich.

via The Giant Lie Trotted Out by Fiscal Conservatives Trying to Shred Social Security | Alternet.

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