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How Much Help do U.S. Retirement Savers Want from the Federal Government?

In a new Met Life Retirement Savings study on worker retirement savings expectations, Americans seem to be bearish on any help from the federal government beyond tax breaks. Specifically, they don’t seem to want to a government-run retirement savings program, like MyIRA, or any future models. We need retirement planning experts to weigh in on the role of Uncle Sam on the retirement savings front (i.e., what is the best role government can play, and why) and why so many Americans would rather rely on Wall Street than Pennsylvania Avenue to handle their retirement savings needs. All comments welcome.