Nothing speaks to rabid self-interest like the bad policy decisions made by those in possession of the public trust. Americans are increasingly being asked to deny our own self-interest and to pay for the self-interest of others, a sign that U.S.
Dignity is easy for politicians to sell. From where they stand it doesn’t cost much. Dignity at the level they think we deserve is cheap. It’s not even their money they spend to buy it. It fits in well with the patronizing package of sanctimony that has been assaulting us from our radios, televisions, and mailboxes this campaign season.
For 6 in 10 seniors, Social Security provides the majority of their income. Yet, the benefits are modest. The average Social Security benefit for a retiree is just $14,000 a year.
Social Security Subcommittee Chairman Early Pomeroy, July 15, 2010 
You should have the peace of mind of knowing that after meeting your responsibilities and paying into the system all your lives, you’ll get the benefits you deserve.