Entitlements

According to a recent poll more Americans have more faith in UFO's than the liklihood that they will ever receive a Social Security check. How justified are their concerns? What will happen when 76 million members of the baby boom generation retire, stop paying taxes and start reaping the benefits of Social Security and Medicare? Join Talk of the Nation for a look at the future of entitlement programs in America. Guests: Pete Peterson Author Will America Grow Up Before It Grows Old: How the Coming Social Security Crisis Threatens You, Your Family and Your Country (Random House: 1996) Director, Federal Reserve Bank of New York Served on President Clinton's Bipartisan Commission on Entitlements and Tax Reform Alex Abrams Co-author Late Bloomers-Coming of Age in Today's America: The Right Place at the Wrong Time (Times Books: 1994) Political Analyst, MTV News Other Guest Listeners call in

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