Devote adequate resources—the nation should devote sufficient resources to ensure access to benefits and adequate benefit levels for all who qu
The poverty rate for Americans age 65 and older has seen a sharp decline since 1959, when one-third of older adults lived in po
Maintaining trust and confidence in the government requires strong democratic processes and government institutions.
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.
In twenty-first century America, millions of people are living longer.
A variety of government policies and employer practices safeguard the rights of workers to fair treatment, safety in the workplace, and a measure of financial security.
All levels of government have developed standards and guidance to ensure fair employment practices. They address wages, working conditions, and other aspects of work.
Promote transparency—proper accountability and oversight of government spending requires a transparent budget process negotiated by elected off
Raise adequate revenue—the tax system must produce enough revenue to pay for important national, state, and local priorities.