White House Conference on Aging: Exercise in Benign Neglect of Retirement Income Crisis?
(By – Eric Kingson and Molly Checksfield, Huffington Post)
Next week’s White House Conference on Aging (WHCOA) seems destined to be little more than an exercise in benign neglect of the growing economic problems of today’s and tomorrow’s seniors.
But it doesn’t have to be this way. Conference delegates could turn this around by:
- Rejecting the “entitlement problem” frame and language
- Highlighting the real economic insecurity among today’s seniors
- Sounding the alarm on the retirement income crisis facing working Americans
- Calling for benefit increases in Social Security Read more…