What are some of the major challenges currently facing U.S. social security programs?

What are some of the major challenges currently facing social security programs and how will they possibly impact the future of social welfare in the United States?

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    My guess is that in the near future, there will not be enough workers paying into to the system to compensate for the increasing number of aging retirees taking out from it. Because of this, the age to qualify for social security benefits may be raised in order to alleviate some of the curnch. However, it would only be a temporary fix to a long-term problem. In order to maintain the current system as is, there will need to be a larger influx of young immigrant labor (as birth rates are declining overall) to help SS gain more revenue to pay for an aging population.

  • Anonymous
    5 years ago

    There was never anything wrong with social security, maybe it could have used an odd tweak as always from time to time as things change. The problem was those greedy SOB's that privatized health care and are now making a Killing on the deaths of Americans, just could not sleep knowing all that $$$ was there and they could not have it. Worse it was set up in such a way that it has to work for all or none. Like if some old widow starves. It means it is flawed. It is not class orientated. the poor are taken care of same as the rich that do not even need it. Somehow this infuriates the wealthy. (no wonder Jesus talked so much on hard it is for the wealthy to enter the kingdom of God) Bottom Line they want to privatize it. From our experience that means the top 2% should reap great rewards while masses of the middle classs should eventually end up homeless...Mary.

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