Senator Rounds address retirement funds

WASHINGTON, D.C.(WNAX)- The recent report by the Trustees of the Social Security System that without changes, funds for the retirement program would start to run short in 2034 is now getting mixed into the ongoing budget debate in Washington.

South Dakota Senator Mike Rounds says he is part of a group looking for solutions.

Rounds says any potential fix seems to get caught in presidential politics.

Rounds says his group is talking about allowing Social Security to invest funds in some market securities.

Rounds says the group would at least like to have some open debate about problems with Social Security funding and possible options.