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The Case of the Deleted Social Security Data: Why It's Bad for Workers and Retirees
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Aug. 14, 2014
"[W]hen policymakers shape legislation to expand retirement savings and pension coverage, it's important for them to know the truth about how much Social Security provides, which isn't a lot. For the typical retiree, Social Security averages just over $15,000 a year -- about equivalent to the federal minimum wage. Women get even less.... Opponents of Social Security know that there's more than one way to skin a cat. If they can't get benefits cuts today, they'll simply cut the information required to protect the system."

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