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By Brian Mark Weber, Patriot Post, Jan.13, 2023

The age-old entitlement is once again coming under scrutiny, but it’s unclear whether anyone in Washington has the will to fix it.

This month, Social Security recipients started receiving bigger checks from Uncle Sam, all to help alleviate 40-year-high inflation brought to you by Joe Biden and Co.

According to to Money, “More than 70 million Americans receive monthly checks from the Social Security Administration. … The lion’s share of them — some 52 million — receive retirement benefits, but the agency also assists disabled workers, spouses and children of deceased workers.”

A pay increase is good news for all these groups. After all, it’s an earned benefit, and citizens who pay into the system should receive maximum returns. On the flip side, it’s also our largest entitlement (albeit a transfer of wealth that is quite different from, say, food stamps) and a major driver of our federal deficit.  …

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