Thank you for taking part in this policymaking simulation on Social Security the program that provides
monthly benefits primarily to Americans when they retire or when they are disabled and unable to work.
Social Security is facing some major challenges that Congress is having serious trouble resolving. So,
who better to turn to for advice than the American people?
You will now go through a process that simulates the process a Member of Congress goes through in
making a policy decision. You will:
--get a background briefing on Social Security
--weigh a range of proposals that Congress is considering, together with pro and con arguments for each
--finally, make a set of recommendations that make the most sense to you
Everything you will see has been reviewed by experts and congressional staffers, both Democrats and
Republicans, so you can be assured that it is factual and balanced.
Afterwards, you'll be given the opportunity to share what you’ve learned with your congressional
representatives, if you want.
If at any time you find that you do not want to answer a question feel free to skip it and move on
to the next one.
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