How the Deficit Commission is Threatening Your Retirement

November 15, 2010 | bnet.com |

Let’s talk about deficits for a moment. Not that $1.3 trillion federal shortfall that’s in the news these days (A CBS News poll shows that only a handful of Americans think that’s an urgent problem.) No, I’m talking about the gap between how much money people have presently put away for retirement and how much they would need to save to maintain their standard of living when they finally stop working. That deficit comes to a whopping $6.6 trillion, according to a new report by Demos, a New York think-thank.