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Strengthening Social Security: What Do Americans Want?

Strengthening Social Security: What Do Americans Want?

January 31, 2013, 8:30 am 9:30 am
Location
529 14th Street, NW
13th Floor ~ First Amendment Room
National Press Club
Washington, DC
United States
Contact Jill Braunstein

**Pre-registration for this event has closed. On-site registration is available.**

Join us at the release of a groundbreaking new study of public opinion by the National Academy of Social Insurance with Mathew Greenwald & Associates. 

The study explores Americans’ views on Social Security across generations, income levels, and political party affiliation .

Social Security faces a long-term funding gap. How do Americans want to deal with that shortfall?

In addition to learning about Americans’ attitudes about Social Security, this study used trade-off analysis, a market research technique, to explore the kinds of policy changes Americans want for Social Security.  If Americans could choose their own policy package, what would it be?  Would they...

  • ...raise the retirement age to 68 or 70?
  • ...means test benefits for the well-to-do?
  • ...increase the Social Security tax that all workers and employers pay?
  • ...raise the cap on earnings that are taxed and counted toward Social Security?
  • ...use the chained CPI to produce a slightly lower cost-of living adjustment?
  • ...increase benefits for long-serving low-paid workers?
  • ...increase the COLA to reflect inflation experienced by seniors?
  • ...reinstate student benefits for children of disabled or deceased workers?

Find out at this release event. Sign up now, space is limited.


Immediately following this event NASI kicks off its 25th annual policy research conference, Medicare and Social Security in a Time of Budget Austerity, also held at the National Press Club.