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Social Security: Can It Be Fixed?

Two leading experts debate the viability of the program millions depend on

David John and Virginia Reno debate social security issues.

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The debate on how to fix Social Security continues.

What does the future hold for Social Security? In this episode, two experts, David John and Virginia Reno, explore whether the popular program can be saved with long-term, incremental changes, such as lowering benefits for higher earners, versus more radical approaches, such as converting the system into one of personal retirement accounts.

John is the Heritage Foundation's lead analyst on retirement security issues. Roll Call/Congressional Quarterly has called John one of five experts who "exert more influence" on the Social Security debate than anyone else. Reno is vice president for income security at the National Academy of Social Insurance. She has broad expertise in Social Security, retirement policy, private pensions, the income of the elderly and disability policy.

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