Richard Carmona on Social Security
A: There's a number of things that have to happen over time. First and foremost, for those people who we've contracted with, the seniors in the room who've paid in to the system, we owe it to them to honor those contracts. It's not an entitlement, they've paid; they've paid expecting their government will return that investment and help them through their senior years. On the other hand, as we move forward and we look at what we can do, there are a couple of things. We can raise the ceiling above that $106,000 and say, 'OK, let's get more money into the pot.' We can look at the retirement age. We can't keep running the system the way we did 50-60 years ago. There are a number of steps we can take to make it solvent over time, but also to reorient and educate people as to what is needed in the future for Social Security.
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