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A Long-Term Fix For Social Security

The Social Security system turns 80 on Aug. 14. Since its inception, over our working years we have all paid into the Old Age Survivors and Disability Insurance program -- as it is officially called -- and then reaped the benefits we have earned once we retire. With a total of $2.8 trillion in its combined trust fund, the system is hardly broken. But by 2034, it will be able to pay out only 80 percent of what you have put in. Something needs to be done without raising the retirement age or reducing benefits. Kudos to U.S. Rep. John Larson, who recognizes the issue and has done something to not only return the fund to full solvency but also expand the benefits we have...