Former Vice President Joe Biden expressed interest in means testing Social Security and Medicare a few months ago.
Democrats have long been opposed to means testing either. Means testing would put the programs in the widely despised category of “welfare.” There’s a reason Democrats always refer to them as “social insurance.”
A few weeks ago some unknown jackass keyed my car for God knows what reason. My insurance company is paying for the repair. They didn’t inquire whether I could actually afford to make the repair without their help. No, I had paid my premiums so they pay for the repair. Do we want it any different for Social Security? If my insurance company was inquiring about whether I could afford to make repairs without their help, I’d feel very different about paying their premiums. That’s what Republicans want.