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Expand Social Security Now!: How to Ensure Americans Get the Retirement They Deserve

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Why Social Security is not only sustainable but should be substantially expanded

Social Security is bankrupting us. It’s outdated. It’s a Ponzi scheme. It’s stealing from young people. These are some of the biggest myths and lies about one of the most successful programs in our nation’s history. Three-quarters of Americans depend heavily on Social Security in their elderly
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Paperback, 192 pages
Published May 10th 2016 by Beacon Press (first published April 12th 2016)
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J.L. Jones
Nov 18, 2016 rated it really liked it
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In the interest of full disclosure I received this book in exchange for a review. I also receive Social Security payments through survivors’/widow benefits and having turned 65 this year I am now receiving Medicare benefits. Yes, this undoubtedly influences my feelings about Social Security and its future but I have tried (as best I can) to consider Hill’s arguments objectively. Obviously to many, Steven Hill’s views are controversial but the issues he raises aren’t necessarily new and opinions ...more
Kristen
May 08, 2016 rated it did not like it
According to the author, despite an estimated unfunded liability of $13.4 TRILLION (1), social security is not broken and benefits should be DOUBLED.

Who are the rich? You are if you contribute to a 401k. The author would eliminate you ability to do so. Do you own a home with a mortgage where you deduct your interest? Congratulations! You're rich too! And if the author has his way, you won't be able to deduct your interest. Do you own any stocks? Guess what? You are not paying your "fair share" a
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Sue
Jul 19, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I received this book from Good Reads.

Every American should read this book; too many falsehoods are being spread by the Right about Social Security and this book puts many of those falsehoods to rest.

Hill starts out with a comprehensive history of Social Security and how too many hard working people were living on the street, without any savings. (Thanks FDR!) Today, especially, corporate pensions are disappearing and working people, especially women, are living in poverty.

The housing bubble crea
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Michael
Aug 19, 2016 rated it liked it
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Quite a captivating read. Love he author's proposals. They make such good sense - therefore Washington will never consider them. I hope somebody in Washington will take this material and run with it. How great it would be for our country. I won this book on GoodReads. I love the insights it provided.
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