Passing responsibilities down to lower levels of government should be undertaken primarily to place services closer to the people being served and to maximize administrative
Policymakers should expand opportunities for people to volunteer in their communities. This includes older adults and people with disabilities.
Food and nutrition programs should have adequate funding to engage in robust outreach efforts.
When economic conditions permit, states should accumulate budget reserves adequate to maintain services during recessions.
DeficitThe amount by which annual expenditures exceed annual revenues.
Efforts to reform entitlementPrograms that provide benefits to anyone wh
AARP supports exempting Social Security’s administrative costs from limitations on discretionary appropriations in the federal budget.
Higher levels of government should provide adequate resources when mandating functions to lower levels of government.