The re-pugnacious-can'ts sole purpose is to apparently shore up the balance sheet of their donors, and lobbyist/lobbying firms, and corporations filling their home coffers while completely ignoring the NEEDS of their constituents across the nation. Banks and investment firms would like nothing better than to get their hands on Social Security money and with their track records since the demise of Glass-Steagal, they should be able to plow through those funds in less than 90 days leaving recipients of SS literally out-in-the cold. They are shameless, heartless, hubristic, and downright nefarious. With little to no exceptions, they have no compassion for those in need nor do they take any initiative to make themselves aware of the plight of millions of Americans. They have two homes, cars, kids in Ivy League or private "Day" schools, extravagant wardrobes, free health care, a secure retirement fund, and virtually no care in the world beyond what to wear to the next fundraiser.
Some facts from ssa.gov: total # of beneficiaries - 64,189,000
Aged 65 or older - 42,948,000 (
Disabled, under age 65 - 14,282,000
Other (beneficiaries who are neither aged or disabled such as early retirees and young survivors) -6,959,000.
Average monthly payout across the board varies from $1,000 to $1298 with SSI benefits around half that amount. Wonder how long these avaricious curmudgeons like Enzi of WY would last living on such paltry payments? About six hours, maybe.
This attack on Social Security and any other social safety net will bite them in the A-- in 2016...unless corporate/international/Koch money buys the elections lock, stock, and barrel.