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I recently retired after working for 40 years in the field of aging in North Dakota. Now, as volunteer state president for AARP North Dakota, I am concerned that an important voice has been missing from the political debate over the future of Social Security and Medicare — yours.
Social Security: Information & Updates, a blog by Howard Kossover, is this week’s Blog of the Week. Kossover is based out of Grand Forks and has served as a Social Security public affairs specialist for North Dakota and western Minnesota since 2003. You can read his blog at socialsecurityinfo.areavoices.com
Social Security is currently the principal source of income for nearly two-thirds of older American households receiving benefits, and roughly one-third of those households depend on Social Security for nearly all of their income. Today, every dollar of the average benefit of about $14,000 is absolutely critical to the typical beneficiary.
I’m sure many North Dakotans who rely on Social Security to make ends meet welcomed the Social Security Administration’s recent announcement that there will be a cost-of-living adjustment next year. It’s the first one since 2009.
One way that surging GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain has distinguished himself from his rivals is by calling for an alternative to Social Security — a private retirement plan modeled on one instituted a generation ago in Chile.
Michael Warren, Associated Press
, October 15, 2011
Well, that didn’t take long.
Two days, to be exact. After Texas Gov. Rick Perry announced his candidacy for the presidency, that’s how long it took him to walk back from his notion that Social Security should devolve to the states.
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