Social Security 2100

Op-ed: Social Security can push the elderly into poverty when a spouse dies

Max Richtman, president and chief executive of the nonprofit National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare, has a lengthy opinion piece here stating that survivor benefits are no longer adequate for many 21st century widows and widowers. He describes the…

Op-Ed: Social Security needs a tune-up

Nancy Altman, president of Social Security Works and chairwoman of the Strengthen Social Security coalition, wrote an op-ed in the Los Angeles Times calling on Congress to act to address Social Security’s projected shortfall.  It’s been 36 years since the last…

Social Security 2100: The Coming Debate

It’s probably no secret to our site visitors that Social Security’s future is entering the home stretch toward an insecure future–a future in which benefits could face cuts in the neighborhood of 20-25%, depending on which pundit you subscribe to. That…

Another View on Social Security 2100: The Impact of Expansion

One of the underlying objectives of the H.R. 860–the Social Security 2100 Act–now the subject of House Ways and Means Committee hearings is to achieve expansion of the program, funded by increased payroll taxation. Is it good, or is it not…

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