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.
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.
The following principles guide AARP’s efforts to further budgetary decisions that reflect the needs of all members of society.
Taxation is the primary way governments fund essential programs and services. The following principles support this goal while also ensuring equity in how revenues are raised.
Income earned through employment is the foundation of most people’s savings and retirement income.
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. They specify what programs and activities the government will support and how to raise the money needed to fund them.
Americans’ retirement income comes from several sources. For most, Social Security income is the foundation of financial security in retirement.