Social security, medicare are a big issue for the federal dept.
It cost us $1.5 Trillion a year. While the baby boom generation was working, the excess social security and Medicare money was used for other purposes. Now the baby boom is retiring and we don't have the money to pay for this. So to help fix this I propose the Social Security and Medicare age to be raised to 70 from 65. Although a 5 year difference doesn't sound like much It will give us 5 more years to help us save for this problem. Also when these laws were put in to place life expectancy was much lower, this would just be keeping the social security and medicare age up with life expectancy.