Prof. Frederick R. Lynch quoted in Huffington Post story about AARP’s ‘scary’ Social Security ads

The Huffington Post reports that an AARP campaign about Social Security is upsetting liberal retirement security advocates “because it focused on getting politicians to propose any detailed plan ― and didn’t distinguish between reform proposals that would cut benefits and those that would not.”

Now a new AARP television ad has heightened progressive concerns that the influential seniors group is making Social Security’s financial challenges seem much more dire than they really are ― and by doing so is helping boost the conservative argument that benefit cuts are inevitable.

CMC Prof. Frederick Lynch, author of the book One Nation Under AARP: The Fight Over Medicare, Social Security, and America’s Future, speculated that the AARP is focusing on Social Security solvency to appeal to younger Americans. “AARP may be responding to data they must have about X-er and Millennials’ deep doubts about the future of entitlements,” Prof. Lynch said. 

Read the full story on The Huffington Post.

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