The third rail may be issue number one this election. How will the economy affect Social Security, Medicare and other entitlement programs? How much fixing do they need? Peter Diamond
, economics professor
at MIT and co-author of Saving Social Security: A Balanced Approach
, looks at the state of Social Security and the changes the program has seen over the past eight years.
Then, Mike Tanner
, Senior Fellow
at the Cato Institute and Mark Weisbrot
of the Center for Economic and Policy Research take a look at McCain and Obama’s plans for Social Security and Medicare.
Then, a call for those of you near retirement or thinking about retirement who may be changing your plans in the current economic climate. Are you delaying retirement? Working part-time? Comment below!