September 10, 2008

EVEN A PHONY PROBLEM OUGHT TO BE HARDER TO SOLVE:

Obama and McCain Offer Opinions on Social Security (Emily Brandon, 9/08/08, US News)

Presidential contenders John McCain and Barack Obama offered very different visions for solving Social Security's financial problems Saturday in separate satellite appearances at AARP's Life@50+ expo in Washington, D.C.

Senator McCain said he remains open to private investment accounts for younger people, while Senator Obama would rather raise taxes for those earning more than $250,000 a year to shore up the system. [...]

Think you have better ideas for fixing Social Security? Find out by playing the Social Security Game, created by the American Academy of Actuaries. This online game lets you test out different benefit reductions and revenue increases and tracks how far each choice goes toward solving the problem. It also provides some insight into the pros and cons of potential fixes.


Can someone else please try this game--I fixed the SS "crisis" with my first choice and it was far more cautious than what I would have said to do.

Posted by Orrin Judd at September 10, 2008 11:37 AM
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