Public surveys indicate that ¾ of younger Americans think that Social
Security is a “dead program.” What would make them have such a dim view?
Does the strength of the American Association of Retired persons (AARP)
play into this perspective?
Many younger Americans are not familiar with the program of SS. AARP does much to promote the program of SS, but younger Americans do not belong to the AARP. The Federal Government has paid so much money SS program that is about to be broken, and many Americans no longer trust that funds will be available to them when they retire. Private industry has instituted programs of alternative retirement as a 401 (K) and packet-funded health care. It is good to note that these alternative programs because they do not trust the federal government for funding and disbursement of funds.