Sunday, June 29, 2014

There really is a secret plan to downsize social security

As more and more people come of SS age, the plan is to cut work force, reduce services, and out-source.  

A little-known report commissioned by the SSA the request of Congress seems to hold the answer. The summary document outlining the plan, which is labeled “for internal use only,” is unavailable from the SSA but can be found here.
Does the document, entitled “Long Term Strategic Vision and Vision Elements,” really propose shuttering all field offices? The answer, buried beneath a barrage of obfuscatory consultantese, clearly seems to be “yes.” Worse, the report also suggests that many of the SSA’s critical functions could soon be outsourced to private-sector partners and contractors.

Why?  SS is self-supporting.  Costs of increased demand could be offset simply by lifting the income cap on SS deductions.  So why are we not mobilized to put this plan in the trash?

For details on what is being proposed, see this Nation of Change summary of the secret plan.

Here is the link to the "internal" document.

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