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Washington has some big ideas for how to fix the Social Security problem

The Social Security program was never intended to be the sole source of income for American workers in their retirement. However, according to the Social Security Administration, more than 50% of seniors aged 65 and above rely on Social Security for more than half of their monthly income. Social Security is facing a cash shortfall, and seniors could see a 20 percent reduction in benefits beginning in 2035 if Congressional leaders do not find a solution. Katie Brockman outlines four changes Washington leaders want to make to the Social Security program. Read Ms. Brockman’s article here…

The Association of Mature American Citizens (AMAC) believes Social Security must be preserved and modernized.  This can be achieved with no tax increases by changing cost of living adjustments, the retirement age, and delayed credits.  AMAC advocates for a bipartisan compromise, “The Social Security Guarantee Act,” taking selected portions of bills introduced by former Rep. Johnson (R-TX) and current Rep. Larson (D-CT) and merging them with the Association’s own research.  One component is Social Security PLUS, a voluntary plan to allow all earners to have more income at retirement.  This component is intended to appeal especially to younger workers.  AMAC is resolute in its mission that Social Security be preserved and modernized and has gotten the attention of lawmakers in DC, meeting with a great many congressional offices and their staffs over the past several years.  Read AMAC’s plan here.

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