Policymakers should use funding mechanisms aligned with AARP’s Taxation Principles,
Any public-private partnerships must ensure full accountability to the public.
Policymakers should enter into these arrangements only when they can:
The federal government should require state CSBG and SSBG officials to consult with state and local agencies and organizations representing older people and other groups served by the programs.
Policymakers should explore new, more consumer-centered systems for providing low-income assistance.
The following principles guide AARP’s efforts to further budgetary decisions that reflect the needs of all members of society.
These principles provide a framework for key components of low-income assistance, including income and nutrition assistance programs, access to social supports, and access to basic necessities.
Government budgets reflect the priorities of policymakers. They specify what programs and activities the government will support and how to raise the money needed to fund them.