If you’ve been paying attention to the 2020 presidential race, you’ve likely heard where many candidates stand on Medicare.
Yet another topic — Social Security — has been thus far been largely absent from the debate.
Americans rely on Social Security benefits for income in retirement, in the event they are disabled and to help take care of their spouses and dependents.
All ten Democratic presidential candidates raise their hands to indicate that they would provide Medicaid benefits to illegal immigrants during the second night of the first Democratic presidential candidates debate in Miami, June 27, 2019.
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However the reserves used to partially fund the program are expected to be depleted in 2035, according to the latest projections from the Social Security Board of Trustees. At that time, the system will only be able to pay 80% of retirees’ benefits if nothing is done before then.
Social Security is a topic that should be addressed on the debate stage, said Nancy…