When someone standing in line at the grocery store…or at the bus stop…or even at your own dinner table tells you “we just can’t afford Social Security”,think of this article from Mother Jones which shows just how farour nation hascome inkeeping the rich richer, and working Americans poorer. Here is just one of their 11 charts showing thatA huge share of the nation’s economic growth over the past 30 years has gone to the top one-hundredth of one percent, who now make an average of $27 million per household. The average income for the bottom 90 percent of us? $31,244.

Can America really not afford an average $14,000 annual Social Security benefit contributed by the workers themselves? Really?