The article later mentions that the income threshold for taxation of Social Security benefits has been $44,000 for married couples since 1994, and that it would be $77,000 today if adjusted for inflation. Taxing SS benefits of the elderly depending on income imposes a high marginal tax rate on older workers.
The Democrats are promising higher SS benefits across the board. I think raising and indexing the threshold for SS benefit taxation would encourage the able-bodied elderly to work and make more sense.
The problem is slimebag businesses who would rather hire foreigners.
Plus they’ve rigged the official inflation numbers.