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Social Security
     

Social Security

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by Paul Ruschmann
 

Social Security, created in 1935 during President Franklin D. Roosevelt's administration, has helped millions of older and disabled Americans avoid poverty. Today, however, the system faces serious financial problems. Critics warn that the system cannot survive unless it is reformed. The leading proposal for reform would allow workers to invest part of their Social

Overview

Social Security, created in 1935 during President Franklin D. Roosevelt's administration, has helped millions of older and disabled Americans avoid poverty. Today, however, the system faces serious financial problems. Critics warn that the system cannot survive unless it is reformed. The leading proposal for reform would allow workers to invest part of their Social Security taxes into personal retirement accounts. Reformers insist that these accounts would avert Social Security's collapse, make workers more self-reliant, and spur economic growth. Defenders of the current system argue that Social Security does not need major restructuring. In their opinion, adjustments to the payroll tax, benefit structure, and retirement age would preserve Social Security and ensure future generations a secure retirement.

Each book in the Point/Counterpoint series offers all the statutes, legal opinions, and studies a student needs to structure a cohesive argument on a given controversial topic. Issues are presented from multiple points of view; sidebars cite laws, opinions, and court cases to aid in critical analysis; appendices help students conduct legal research; and all sources are fully documented.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781604137750
Publisher:
Facts on File, Incorporated
Publication date:
03/01/2011
Series:
Point/Counterpoint Series: Issues in Contemporary American Society
Pages:
136
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
14 - 17 Years

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