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Fixing Social Security’s financial woes

It’s all over the news these days that Social Security will “go broke” and is (or will soon be) “insolvent”. While neither of these are true, there can be no doubt that, as evidenced by the recent Trustees’ Report, the Social Security Trust Fund will be depleted in 2034 resulting in a 21% cut in benefits unless Congress takes action soon. It’s indeed curious that some member’s of the incoming Congress are calling for an increase in benefits, inspiring an perplexing question of why benefits would be increased at a time when the program’s finances are in jeopardy. But any rational review of Social Security’s future will reveal that restoring the system to a secure financial position will take a “medley of reforms” from the 40 or so possibilities now being discussed. As suggested in this Forbes article by Olivia S. Mitchell, we should demand that the new Congress take action on Social Security reform through a “well-tempered mix of benefit and revenue adjustments”.

AMAC has been at the forefront trying to strengthen Social Security by developing and proposing its Social Security Guarantee.  AMAC has been discussing and continues to discuss this common-sense solution with Congressional Representatives in its efforts to protect America’s senior citizens who rely on Social Security.  To review AMAC’s Social Security Guarantee, click here.

To read the Forbes article by Olivia S. Mitchell, click here.

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