The best option is to cut benefits. One way to do that is to raise the age of eligibility to at least 70 and then progressively increase it to track with life expectancy. This won’t be popular, but Americans’ dependency on government programs is less entrenched than that of Europeans.
I love the muted understatement of the phrase “this won’t be popular” — has this woman slept through every political campaign in the last twenty years? Also, too, a minimum retirement age was established in 1935 in the US, and in 1956 in the writer’s native country, France. That’s not a minor difference, it’s another generation of entrenchment.
“Fuck the poor” is an ever-popular political agenda, but I wish these glibertarians could at least exhibit a token effort while advancing it.