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The U.S. Chamber of Commerce disputes the notion that today’s retirees are receiving less income from employment-based plans than in years past. In an April white paper, it stated that in 1975, 19 percent of retiree income came from defined benefit and defined contribution plans. That number increased to 26 percent by 2009. It also found that the number of retirees receiving retirement income from employment-based plans grew from 20 percent of retirees in 1975 to 31 percent in 2009.

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