Current law requires that Social Security funds be dedicated exclusively to the program’s obligations and that any funds not needed to pay benefits immediately be invested in US Treasury bonds.
Policymakers use the tax system to raise revenue and to promote social policy goals. For example, they may want to encourage desirable behaviors, such as home ownership.
All levels of government have developed standards and guidance to ensure fair employment practices. They address wages, working conditions, and other aspects of work.
Older workers may choose to or need to continue working. However, they face discrimination based on age, especially in layoffs and hiring.