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 effic
When economic conditions permit, states should accumulate budget reserves adequate to maintain services during recessions.
Deficit-reduction efforts should avoid cuts in programs that serve low- and moderate-income populations.
The federal government must strive for long-term fiscal balance to forestall hardships that result from higher inflation, a falling dollar, higher interest rates, and the in
The Social Security trust funds represent a compact among generations that must be honored.
AARP supports exempting Social Security’s administrative costs from limitations on discretionary appropriations in the federal budget.
When a higher level of government determines that a lower level of government should perform a necessary function, adequate resources must be made available to accomplish the task
Services should be implemented and operated by the level of government that can most appropriately and efficiently deliver them.