A Panel Discussion By 1983 Greenspan Commission Staffers--"Increasing The Social Security Age," Clip #1 [1:08] (Revised)
Below is the first of a number of short video clips of three former Greenspan Commission staffers and a moderator discussing Social Security reform, past and present.
I decided to post these clips in the form of a Tweet in hopes that readers would be willing to retweet them, if they think they merit it. I apologize that these clips are not embeddable.
Clicking on Reply, Retweet or Favorite opens to a "live hyperlink" to the video, and of course, you don't have to follow through on Retweeting, etc . Although I hope that you choose to do so. ;) [I hope this isn't insulting to you savvier users--I'm still trying to figure out how Twitter works. LOL!]
Clip #1 covers "low hanging fruit" in regard to policy, and explains that an increase in the Full Retirement Age (FRA) effects all people up and down the line, and is probably not "news" to most folks in this community. (You may notice that C-Span also provides a "rolling" transcript to the left of the video.)
But most of the information that these former Greenspan Commission staffers discuss is not common knowledge, nor fully understood.
Here's Clip #1
And here's the link to the brief entitled, "Strengthening Social Security for the Long Run." It was written by The National Academy of Social Insurance, the organization that conducted this forum.
I found this panel discussion to be very instructive. I have never heard most of the material that they covered ever mentioned, much less discussed. But more importantly, these [former Greenspan Commission] staffers point out that the full effects of the 1983 "cuts" to Social Security have not yet been implemented nor realized. Their mission was to "warn" lawmakers to think twice before making further cuts to Social Security benefits.
“If a dog won’t come to you after having looked you in the face, you should go home and examine your conscience.” — Woodrow Wilson