Joe Doakes from Como Park emails:
Saw another Biden ad. Did you know Trump plans to eliminate Social Security? Really. But never fear, Joe Biden’s got a plan to save it. Good for him. You go, Joe!
Except. . . what, exactly, is that plan? Everybody knows Social Security is insolvent, but as far as I know there are only three solutions and all of them suck, which is why nobody in Washington is pushing them, not even Trump.
We could raise the retirement age high enough that people die before collecting. That would save money.
We could cut benefits low enough that there’d be enough for everybody to get a check, though maybe not enough to live on.
We could raise taxes on our kids’ incomes high enough to fund current benefits and current retirement age, but that would leave our kids destitute.
You know, Joe, before I pull the lever for you, I’m going to need some more details on this ‘plan’ of yours. Care to be more specific?
I keep yelling that at my TV/computer, several times a day.
Their pollsters just have to know that “Joe has a plan!” can only resonate with idiots.