The following is the beginning of an article was originally published on the “Common Sense for Seniors” blog. It was written by Ray Copson who has written many articles for the New NY 23rd.
The public library in Penn Yan, NY, our village in the heart of the Finger Lakes, hosted a dialogue on Social Security on Tuesday evening that could serve as a model for our nation’s politicians. They still have some time to come up with solutions to assure that this vital program is there for future generations, but a serious national discussion has yet to get underway.
The meeting at the library grew out of conversations at Civic Diversity and Dialogue, a discussion group in our community. The group pulled together a panel consisting of a representative of the county’s Office for the Aging, a college professor, and a retired Social Security employee. Also on hand was a member of the Democratic Committee who serves on the village board and has made a study of the economic impact of Social Security on our county.