5 Scary Things Proving That the U.S. Social Security Is Failing

5. It’s Been a Long Time Since the Last Changes

The last time any meaningful Social Security changes were passed into law was in 1983.

Just think about how many things changed since 1983 – yet Social Security didn’t. The full retirement age schedule hasn’t been adjusted, the new life expectancy hasn’t been taken into consideration; these things already bring a major unbalance in the way finances are being calculated.

Like any other system, Social Security can’t work unless it is modified according to the latest laws and statistics.

What does it mean? Hopefully, that lawmakers will take all of these things into account and make a difference for the better.

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5 thoughts on “5 Scary Things Proving That the U.S. Social Security Is Failing”

  1. No attempt will be made to correct the problem until it is too late because:
    They won’t even kick the can down the road by postponing the retirement age two or three years–which would help a little. Reason? See above

  2. John P Spencer

    Just like anything else the lawmakers are going to wait until the last minute to fix social security and do a bad job of it and fail, instead of working on it now to find a good way of fixing it.

  3. YEARS ago my congressman said if FICA limit on wages were removed the Social Security funding issues with disappear overnight. Seems simple enough. So why has it NOT been done?

  4. With the unemployment rate down,more money is going into the fund to pay payroll taxes which supports social security,right?
    However,are the illegal aliens that are supposedly taking away jobs from american citizens being paid under the table? The system has to be changed for government employees,they also need to pay their share.

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