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Bernie Sanders's Social Security Expansion Act

This is the third policy explainer in our US Budget Watch 2020 series covering the 2020 presidential election. In the coming weeks and months, we...
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Bipartisan Group Introduces TRUST Act

Earlier this week, Senators Mitt Romney (R-UT), Joe Manchin (D-WV), Todd Young (R-IN), Doug Jones (D-AL), and Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ), alongside...

Why Are CBO and SSA so Far Apart on SS2100?

Both the Social Security Administration's (SSA) chief actuary, and the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) recently released updated estimates of the...

2019 Technical Panel Shows Social Security Could Be in Worse Shape Than We Thought

The Social Security Advisory Board's (SSAB) 2019 Technical Panel released its final report last week, projecting that under its suggested changes to...
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What Would Social Security 2100 Mean for the Debt?

Saving Social Security from its looming trust fund insolvency would significantly improve the overall fiscal picture. Under the Congressional Budget...
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Chartbook: Promoting Economic Growth through Social Security Reform

Below is a Chartbook that corresponds to the paper "Promoting Economic Growth through Social Security Reform":

Promoting Economic Growth through Social Security Reform

By Marc Goldwein, Maya MacGuineas, and Chris Towner Executive Summary As the population ages and an increasing share of Americans exit the...

Marc Goldwein: A better way to cut the payroll tax rate

Marc Goldwein is senior vice president and senior policy director of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget. He recently wrote...

Ways and Means to Hold Hearing on Social Security 2100 Act

The House Ways and Means Committee will hold a hearing on Social Security Subcommittee Chairman John Larson’s (D-CT) Social Security 2100 Act (SS2100...

Saving Social Security and Medicare Could Help Fix the Debt

The Congressional Budget Office's (CBO) Long-Term Budget Outlook shows debt rising continuously as a share of the economy over the next 30 years and...

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