Thinking about Social Security today. A lot of liberals appear to believe that virtually every proposed change in Social Security benefits or taxation is, in fact, a stealth plot to undermine and eventually eliminate Social Security. This gets me to wondering: what do conservatives really think about Social Security? What would you want to happen to it if you had your first preference?
Let me throw some options out there...one, of course, is fully eliminating it, and returning retirement (and disability) planning back to individuals. A second would be fully replacing it with some sort of government-sponsored optional (or required?) investment plan. The third would be keeping it in place and fixing long-term finances somehow -- with a higher retirement age, reduced benefits, or higher taxes. And I'm sure there are other possibilities I'm not thinking of. If it were up to you, what would you want to do?