Modifications to retirement plans or plan formulas should hold harmless current beneficiaries and employees.
Promote transparency—proper accountability and oversight of government spending requires a transparent budget process negotiated by elected off
Policymakers should enact and update public financing systems for elections. This includes increasing matching funds, particularly for small donations.
Employers should be required to automatically enroll employees in their retirement plans.
The laws governing state and local retirement funds should be amended where necessary to provide surviving and divorced spouses of public retirees with at least the same pro
Government budgets reflect the priorities of policymakers.
Americans’ retirement income comes from several sources. For most, Social Security income is the foundation of financial security in retirement.
Policymakers should encourage and promote maximum participation in the electoral process.
Social Security should cover all workers, including all newly hired state and local government workers.
Any changes to the determination and appeals process should ensure the following: