Before Social Security and Medicare, the single biggest cause of poverty in this country was getting old. We saw this problem, came together as a country, and created two of the most successful public programs of all time. Most Republicans in Washington want to gamble with our seniors' wellbeing by privatizing Social Security and cutting Medicare.
Colin Bonini: We MUST encourage savings. I'm so glad the AARP is bringing attention to this issue!!! I support creating tax incentives to encourage payroll deduction savings. I believe under-saving for retirement is a critical issue and I look forward to working with the AARP and others to address this issue! If there are good ideas in other states or organizations that increase savings, we should consider them!
John Carney: As a baby boomer, I know we can expect to work for much longer than our parents did before retiring. As former Sec. of Finance, I understand the importance of saving throughout one's career. I helped revamp the state employee deferred compensation plan to enable more state employees to save for retirement. For future seniors to live comfortably in retirement, we need solutions to encourage long-term saving from an early age. While being sensitive to small businesses for whom offering a payroll deduction may be burdensome, I'd support measures to encourage employers to offer a retirement savings plan as an option.
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