As the population ages, fewer workers will be paying taxes to support each Social Security beneficiary
July 28, 2014

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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