Restoring Retirement Security: Supplemental Social Insurance for Washington
Publication Date: March 2010
Publisher(s): Economic Opportunity Institute
Author(s): John Burbank
Keywords: Elderly; social security; retirment; seniors
Social Security remains as a solid pedestal for our retirement, but pensions are shrinking or non-existent and workers are more apt to have debts than savings. This can be overcome by first augmenting federal Social Security benefits; second, advancing universally accessible voluntary retirement accounts; and third, as this brief outlines in more detail, developing a progressive state-level supplemental social insurance system.