Should the elderly share the burden?

Opinion writer for the Washington Post, Robert J. Samuelson, said last week that recent numbers suggest that some cuts in Social Security benefits or increases in Medicare fees, even for those already on the programs, would not impose undue hardship [on senior citizens]. In  fact, he believes that in any deficit deal, the elderly should be part of the bargain. “All the adjustment should not be heaped on the working-age population.”

Take a look at the numbers and tell us what you think.  Who bears the responsibility here?


About UWF Center on Aging

The Center on Aging at the University of West Florida was established in the Fall of 2010 when the School of Psychological and Behavioral Sciences faculty along with assistance from Sponsored Research submitted a grant to the State University System Board of Governors in support of aging initiatives for Northwest Florida. Its mission is to improve the quality of life of aging adults through the application of science to address challenges associated with aging and to promote healthy aging, with an emphasis on prevention. This will be accomplished through inter-disciplinary and inter-professional efforts of basic and applied research, consultation, and partnerships with community agencies. Education and training, direct services to the aging population, and public awareness and understanding of the contributions and needs of elders will be primary objectives.
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