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Proposals Aim to Shore Up Social Security Funding

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Proposals Aim to Shore Up Social Security Funding

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Proposals Aim to Shore Up Social Security Funding

Proposals Aim to Shore Up Social Security Funding

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In this first installment of a three-part series on Social Security, NPR's John Ydstie examines the system's shortfalls and possible ways to extend its long-term solvency. Among the remedies: raising the retirement age; raising the tax that workers and employers pay into the system; and mandating that all federal and state workers take part in the national retirement program.