How Social Security Picks Your Pocket: A Story of Waste, Fraud, and Inequities
Joseph FriedISBN: 0875862489;
Book DescriptionThree proposals for Personal Retirement Accounts were put forth by the Committee to Strengthen Social Security, appointed by President Bush. This book provides a detailed and candid assessment of those proposals - differentiating the good from the bad. In addition, How Social Security Picks Your Pocket exposes how Social Security is implemented - who wins, who loses, and how the game is played; and offers suggestions for improvements to the system. Issue-by-issue, the book gives a guided tour of a system of staggering waste and blatant inequities. You?ll learn how average retirees are robbed of benefits ? benefits that are redirected to wealthier, non-paying beneficiaries. You?ll learn about the millions of people who pay lip-service to Social Security ? but pay nothing else. They don?t participate in the system described as their "worst nightmare." The tour includes a visit with the teachers who become janitors for just one...
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