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Saving America’s Savings: Rethinking Social Security
Last Featured: 4/4/2005

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Privatizing Social Security, once thought to be the third rail of politics, is now a top priority for the President’s second term. The Administration says the program will soon run unsustainable deficits if nothing is done to account for the rising number of retirees from the baby boom generation. Supporters say the bold move is necessary to save the system, while detractors argue the privatization could destroy it. There are far less risky ways, say opponents of the plan, to keep the program solvent.

John Rother is the Director of Policy and Strategy for AARP. Prior to coming to AARP, Mr. Rother served eight years with the U.S. Senate, first as Special Counsel for Labor and Health to former Senator Jacob Javits (R-NY), then as Staff Director and Chief Counsel for the Special Committee on Aging under its Chairman, Senator John Heinz (R-PA). He serves on several Boards and Commissions, including Generations United, the National Health Care Quality Forum, the American Board of Internal Medicine Foundation, National Academy on Aging, and Civic Ventures.

Thomas R. Saving is the Director of the Private Enterprise Research Center at Texas A&M University. A University Distinguished Professor of Economics at Texas A&M, he also holds the Jeff Montgomery Professorship in Economics. Dr. Saving is also President of the Western Economics Association, the Southern Economics Association and the Association of Private Enterprise Education. In 2000, President Clinton appointed him as a Public Trustee of the Social Security and Medicare Trust Funds. In 2001, President Bush named Dr. Saving to the bipartisan President’s Commission to Strengthen Social Security.

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