What's the deal with Social Security?
With attention on the national debt, GOP Presidential candidates and elected Democrats alike are talking about changes to social security. Behind the political rhetoric, what's the current state of the Social Security trust fund and what impact would suggested changes have on millions of Americans who receive financial aid through the program?
- Louis Jacobson: Staff Writer for PolitiFact, a truth in politics project of the St. Petersburg Times.
- Virginia Reno: Vice president and founding member of income security at the National Academy of Social Insurance, a nonpartisan organization promoting the understanding of how social insurance contributes to economic security and a vibrant economy.
- Joshua Gordon: Policy director at the Concord Coalition, a nonpartisan grassroots organization dedicated to educating the public about the causes and consequences of federal budget deficits.