Fichtner on Social Security: Crisis is at our Doorstep

The Mercatus Center’s Jason Fichtner, a fellow at the Bipartisan Policy Center and senior lecturer at the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies, today sounded the alarm for corrective action to address Social Security’s solvency problem, noting that the program’s “…day of financial reckoning is now one year closer at just over 15 years away.” As explained in his post on, the problems cited in the most recent Trustees Report, while both real and imminent, can be addressed by movement on bipartisan solutions presently on the table. Read Fichtner’s post here…

The Association of Mature American Citizens (AMAC) has been actively advocating for a strengthening of Social Security. Most recently, AMAC has developed a bipartisan compromise bill, titled “Social Security Guarantee Act of 2017,” taking selected portions of bills introduced by Rep. Sam Johnson (R-Texas) and Rep. John Larson (D-Conn.) and merging them with the Association’s original legislative framework to create the new Act. AMAC representatives have been resolute in their mission to get the attention of lawmakers in Washington, meeting with many, many congressional offices and their legislative staffs over the past several years. Learn more about AMAC’s Social Security Guarantee here…


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