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.
Services should be implemented and operated by the level of government that can most appropriately and efficiently deliver them.
Defined-contribution plan account holders should have to obtain written spousal consent to take payment from the account in a form other than a joint-and-survivor annuity.
Devote adequate resources—the nation should devote sufficient resources to ensure access to benefits and adequate benefit levels for all who qu
Policymakers should establish independent utility consumer advocate offices on the federal and state level.
Policymakers should adopt programs to help consumer groups take part in regulatory proceedings.
Regulators should be free from conflicts of interest.
Policymakers should ensure consumer protections in wireless communications services, including text messages.