THE TOUGH CHOICES: SOCIAL SECURITY
Guests discuss the trustees' report on the financial health of social security.
The trustees' report on the financial health of social security shows that the trust fund's economic viability is getting worse. Washington leaders are looking at many options to help improve the financial shape of this important and popular program, but agreeing on a fix is more difficult than actually finding one. Will Congress act to make the needed changes that will ensure benefits for years to come? Host: Lark McCarthy. Guests Include: David John, a Senior Research Fellow of Retirement Security and Financial Institutions at the Heritage Foundation, and Virginia Reno, Vice President for Income Security at the National Academy of Social Insurance.