Fixing Social Security

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If "Many Say Social Security is Healthy Enough" [usnews.com] was a joke, today's young people aren't laughing.

As our generation scrambles to pay off student loans and save for that one-quarter of promised Social Security benefits we won't receive, it seems that many are searching for ways to make the program an even worse deal for future retirees. Sure, we could bring Social Security into long-term balance by raising the retirement age yet again, but what about the fact that those who rely most on Social Security also have the shortest life expectancies? We do need to restore fiscal health to Social Security, but we must do so with a sound conscience.

Ryan Lynch


National Director
Students for Saving Social Security
Washington