As the population ages, fewer workers will be paying taxes to support each Social Security beneficiary
July 28, 2014
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Over the next twenty years, 77 million members of the baby boom generation will move into old age, swelling the ranks of entitlement beneficiaries. The number of working-age adults available to support those beneficiaries will not keep pace.

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