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When will Social Security’s finances be fixed? Here’s an opinion

It has been pretty well publicized that Social Security has financial woes which will, this year, cause it to start paying out more in benefits than it receives in revenue. That means that the Trust Fund, now flush with $2.9 trillion in reserves, will begin its course reversal to depletion in 2034 unless Congress acts to resolve the problem. In this opinion piece by Motley Fool’s Sean Williams, the author speculates that Congress will continue to talk about but not act upon a solution until the 11th hour, essentially until they have no choice but to act. Why? According to the author, because that has historically been the case and also because whatever solution is chosen will mean that future beneficiaries will lose, a prospect that no reelection-seeking Congressman or Congresswoman today wants to support.

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 Sean Williams’ opinion piece on when Congress will act to fix Social Security, click here.

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