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Survey: What The Government Should Do About Depleted Social Security

Most Americans seem well aware that Social Security is in trouble and running out of money. As indicated by the Social Security Board of Trustees and reported by writer Lorie Konish, the program’s trust funds are projected to be depleted in 2035, at which time only 80 percent of promised benefits will be payable. According to the latest Aegon Retirement Readiness Survey, only eight percent of surveyed Americans think that the federal government should take no action to shore up the system.  

Anirban tells us about the other top answers. 

Anirban Basu, Chariman Chief Executive Officer of Sage Policy Group (SPG), is one of the Mid-Atlantic region's leading economic consultants. Prior to founding SPG he was Chairman and CEO of Optimal Solutions Group, a company he co-founded and which continues to operate. Anirban has also served as Director of Applied Economics and Senior Economist for RESI, where he used his extensive knowledge of the Mid-Atlantic region to support numerous clients in their strategic decision-making processes. Clients have included the Maryland Department of Transportation, St. Paul Companies, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra Players Committee and the Martin O'Malley mayoral campaign.