Social Security Legend Nancy Altman Shares Her 50 years + Of Experience With The Program.
Welcome to episode #23 of Social Security: Answers From The Experts with Martha Shedden. In this episode Martha sits down with Nancy Altman and they deliver a thorough breakdown of how Social Security works, why it’s so important, and what’s happening politically around it.
Nancy has a forty-five year background in the areas of Social Security and private pensions. She is the president of Social Security Works and chair of the Strengthen Social Security coalition. She is also the author of The Battle for Social Security: From FDR’s Vision to Bush’s Gamble as well as The Truth About Social Security: The Founders’ Words Refute Revisionist History, Zombie Lies, and Common Misunderstandings. She is also the co-author on a few other books that address Social Security issues and concerns.
Here is what to expect on this week’s show:
●A look at how Nancy became interested in Social Security topics, enough to make it her career.
●Information about the effects of the 1983 Social Security amendments and Nancy’s influence upon them.
●A look at who wants us to believe that Social Security will collapse and why (referring to the billionaire funded campaign behind this).
●A look at the most common lies and misunderstandings about Social Security (and specifically it’s effect on the national deficit).
●Why is it so hard for lawmakers to get anything passed as relates to Social Security?
●What exactly is FICA (the Federal Insurance Contributions Act) and why is it so important?
●Multiple looks at the history of Social Security, it’s surpluses, and how it came to be such an efficient and useful tool for American society.
●What changes should happen for lower and middle class paychecks and how does that affect Social Security?
●A look at the state by state reports that Nancy puts out at Social Security Works.
●What would FDR think about the way we care for and think about Social Security as a society today?
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