Calls to Raise the Social Security Retirement Age Are Out of Touch

Shonna Bennett volunteers at a branch of the Citrus County Library in Beverly Hills, Florida, on September 10, 2014. Source: AP/John Raoux
Washington, D.C. —(ENEWSPF)--May 23, 2016.  As the debate around Social Security continues on Capitol Hill and evidence of the widening gap in life expectancy between the richest and poorest Americans continues to mount, the Center for American Progress urges that now is the time to expand and strengthen Social Security, not cut it. Not only would raising the retirement age reduce benefits for all future beneficiaries, lower-income workers would bear the brunt of these . . .

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