With retirement savings dwindling President Obama has proposed as part of the 2011 budget proposal for workers to be automatically enrolled in individual retirement accounts.

The proposal would automatically deduct up to 3% of an employee’s salary straight from their paycheck and invest it in Roth IRAs, unless the employee chose to opt out, or chose to invest in a traditional IRA. This plan would be for employees who don’t have other types of pensions or retirement savings plans, about 80 million workers in all.

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