The only long term fix to Social Security is to get back to its original intention, that of being a safety net for seniors who reached retirement age and had no pension income. It was not intnded to be a supplement to retirement income which it has become. If a retiree has income exceeding 80% of a base amount established as being a suitable retirement income as a National average. He would receive all that he has paid into the fund based on that amount divided by the number of years between his retirement age and a life expectancy of 80 years old to continue until his death. No citizen should expect to receive more in retirement income than he made while working from the Social Security Fund. It was designed as a kind of insurance policy to provide all individuals who worked and paid into the Fund some retirement income whether his job had a retirement plan or not, exclusively. Paying back what a person contributed should and would be a fair means of making the Social Security Fund work for all.
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