Expansion of Social Security is a step in the right direction with the Social Security 2100 Act.
"...Congress has added no new protections nor voted increases in benefits for over half a century, despite the fact that the nation is much wealthier today than it was then. What stopped the building was a billionaire-funded campaign to undermine Social Security. That decades-long campaign succeeded in convincing too many policymakers, members of the mainstream media and the general public that not only can't we afford to expand Social Security, we can't even keep the promises already made.
Fortunately, the over 200 original cosponsors of the Social Security 2100 Act are too wise to buy into those lies. They know that the question of whether to expand or cut Social Security is a question of values. They understand that the wealthiest country in the world at the wealthiest moment in its history can afford to expand Social Security."
Despite the rhetoric that aims to attack and chip away at Social Security, there is momentum towards protecting and expanding Social Security that will hopefully lead to a "re-awakening" among the public and politicians to the importance of this cornerstone of our society.