Social Security could be very good if only one small change were made.
That change would be to:
Jerk the Golden Fleece Retirement Plan from under the Senators and Congressmen. Put them into the Social Security plan with the rest of us .
then sit back.....
and watch how fast they would fix it.
As I unerstand it, they retire at full salary and a surviving spouse gets a large
portion of this. This is all taken from taxpayers pockets.I do not know if the COLA they get is the same formula as used for Social Security.