Regarding “S. Fla. Democrats decry Social Security changes,” across-the-board cuts made by changing inflation formulas will make us feel that we are all in the same place, with our benefits being attacked equally. But let us not forget that there is nothing equal about Social Security benefits.
According to a report by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, there were 2.9 million recipients of spousal Social Security benefits in 2011, even though they never contributed through payroll deductions. These recipients are not widowed, disabled or orphaned. They have no need for this little gift from our government, but they qualify by being married to a man for 10 years.
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