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Social Security is failing. The government takes 1/8th of our wages for a program we don’t need and benefits we don’t expect.

“[Social Security] will give some measure of protection against poverty-ridden old age.”

-Franklin Delano Roosevelt

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SOCIAL SECURITY: FIX IT!

Social Security is going bankrupt and will bankrupt the country along with it.

The federal government will spend over $900 billion on Social Security this year – more than the military, education, housing, food, transportation, energy, and the environment combined – making it the single largest federal program. And the annual cost of the program is increasing drastically.

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SOCIAL SECURITY IS

GOING BANKRUPT

SOCIAL SECURITY IS

OUTDATED

When Social Security was created in 1935, America was a much different place. Our country has changed drastically, and the workforce has changed along with it. Social Security, however, is still applying 80-year-old economic assumptions, making it a program unfit for the 21st century.

MORE WOMEN IN THE WORKFORCE

WOMEN IN THE WORKFORCE: 1935

MILLENNIAL WOMEN IN THE WORKFORCE: 2016

When Social Security was created, 24 percent of women were in the workforce. Today, 73 percent of Millennial women are in the workforce, compared to 69 percent of men.

Fewer People Work on Farms

SIZE OF AGRICULTURE SECTOR: 1935

SIZE OF AGRICULTURE SECTOR: 2016

People are Living Longer

RETIREMENT AGE

65
YEARS OLD

LIFE EXPECTANCY

64
YEARS OLD

RETIREMENT AGE VS. LIFE EXPECTANCY: 1935

RETIREMENT AGE

67
YEARS OLD

LIFE EXPECTANCY

79
YEARS OLD

RETIREMENT AGE VS. LIFE EXPECTANCY: 2016

Millennials have their Financial Freedom in the Palms of their Hands

Millennials

71%

Other

47%

71 percent of Millennials use mobile apps to manage their retirement savings, compared to just 47 percent of older generations.

DOES RAISING TAXES

FIX THE PROBLEM?

 

The FICA Tax Rate has been increased 20 times and Social Security is still on the path towards insolvency.