Social Security Reform

Testimony

Social Security Reform

Statement before the Committee on Finance, United States Senate
May 25, 2005

Abstract

The Social Security debate could and should be part of a larger one in which we engage our fellow citizens in figuring out how to take best advantage of new opportunities created by longer lives and better health. Since Social Security was first enacted, vast changes have occurred in the economy, life expectancy, health care, the physical demands of jobs, the labor force participation of women, and even the age at which one can be considered old. This testimony focuses especially on our increasing inability to protect the young, the truly old, and the vulnerable when Social Security morphs into a middle-age retirement system.

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