Public Agenda

Social Security, the Budget and an Aging Population

A Choicework Discussion Starter


Social Security is one of the most popular and successful government programs in U.S. history, ensuring Americanís stable retirement since 1935. But as Americans are aging, the question is how to keep the program financially stable. There is consensus neither in Washington nor among the public at large about how to keep it stable, but it clear that is a complex issue that requires attention sooner rather than later. This discussion starter helps citizens think through tough decisions involving values and money and consider several approaches to keeping Social Security solvent.

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