The politics of Social Security reform - Princeton Edu

Social Security provides 65 million Americans with a source of income. It also plays a vital role in reducing poverty in every state and lifts more people above the poverty line than any other program in the United States. Without Social Security, 22.5 million more adults and children would be poor, according to analysis using the March 2021 Current Population Survey. But the program is in trouble; it is facing an insolvency crisis. How will Congress fix this issue? B. Rose Huber interviewed R. Douglas Arnold about his new book: “Fixing Social Security: The Politics of Reform in a Polarized Age,” on why Congress has done nothing to fix the solvency problem; and what legislators can do to save it. Read Ms. Huber’s interview here…

Social Security’s financial problem is a serious issue, despite Congressional lack of meaningful action to date. 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.

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