Perhaps Beck’s rant will have some appeal to rabid right-wing ideologues that resent old folks drawing a pension after their retirement from the workforce, but it’s difficult to see who else might find his crackpot argument all that compelling.
“Aunt Ida” was something of a statistical anomaly, by the way. She retired in January 1940 at age 65 but lived to be 100 years old, dying in 1975. In 1940 the average remaining life expectancy for those surviving to age 65 was less than 15 years. What’s perhaps even more interesting is the fact that Ms. Fuller’s payroll deductions at the time of her employment were a measly 1 percent!
Also, Beck’s vile slander against Harry Hopkins is complete hogwash.
If ever there was a shining example of monstrous intellectual dishonesty this cretinous, pudgy demagogue should be the poster boy for it.