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Examining the 'Model Two' Social Security Plan

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Examining the 'Model Two' Social Security Plan

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Examining the 'Model Two' Social Security Plan

Examining the 'Model Two' Social Security Plan

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A plan to shore up Social Security called "Model Two" would remove the existing link between retirement benefits and increases in the country's overall living standard. Instead of being based on wage increases, benefits would be tied to price inflation. Prices tend to rise more slowly than wages, so future payments also would rise more slowly.