Writing at Forbes, Sylvester Schieber – the former chairman of the Social
Security advisory board and a well-known expert on retirement issues – argues
that current retirees should play a role in fixing Social Security’s funding
Given the number of people who are nearing retirement or in retirement and the fact that older Americans tend to vote at higher rates than younger ones, this position might be good politics. But it is an inequitable policy proposition.
As a 69-year-old who has paid into the Social Security system for five decades, I believe we are all in this together and that it is unfair to put all the burden of fixing Social Security onto younger workers and those not yet in the workforce.
Click here to see what Schieber proposes.