More than one million French citizens protested a rise in the normal retirement age, which would increase the age from 62 to 64. A similar conflict may be quietly simmering in Washington, D.C., in the United States.
Your Social Security Payment Is At Risk
Social Security is being used as a bargaining chip in discussions about raising the debt ceiling. Analysts, however, warn that a collapse in those discussions and a U.S. default pose the greatest threat to the program and its 66 million participants.