Opinion writer for the Washington Post, Robert J. Samuelson, said last week that recent numbers suggest that some cuts in Social Security benefits or increases in Medicare fees, even for those already on the programs, would not impose undue hardship [on senior citizens]. In fact, he believes that in any deficit deal, the elderly should be part of the bargain. “All the adjustment should not be heaped on the working-age population.”
Take a look at the numbers and tell us what you think. Who bears the responsibility here?