Social Security solvency

Rep. John Larson and The Social Security 2100 Act: It may be back

Social Security reform has been of interest to Rep. John Larson (D-CT) for many years.  Larson is expected to be named chair of the Social Security subcommittee on the powerful House Ways and Means Committee.  It is anticipated his newest version of The Social Security…

More Discussion on Social Security Reform

Former presidential appointee and current senior policy fellow at the Bloustein School of Planning and Policy, Rutgers University Richard Keevey shares some thoughts on approaches to reforming Social Security in the face of its looming insolvency problem. After discussing the Congressional Budget…

Thoughts on Removing the Tax Cap to Save Social Security

Although it’s been a fairly constant part of many Social Security reform proposals, the removal of the annual limit on earnings subject to FICA tax as a way to address the program’s solvency issue continues to stall in the face of…

Prepping for Mid-Terms: Evaluating Candidates’ Claims About Social Security

We’re in the homestretch for the 2018 mid-term election cycle, and candidate ads are bombarding us from all sides. Many of these ads make reference to Social Security and the candidates’ views on handling it, either with a full-on reference…

Negative Viewpoints on Changing the Full Retirement Age

In an article on www.huffingtonpost.com, reporter Daniel Marans recaps the whitewater facing former New Mexico governor and two-time Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson as a consequence of his stance on raising Social Security’s full retirement age (FRA). While Johnson’s position would call…

Addressing the Solvency Issue–A Cause and Effect Discussion

Political analysts Yuval Levin and James C. Capretta, in a post today on The Weekly Standard, take aim at America’s deteriorating financial situation, at the core of which they assert is the steadily growing federal deficit and it’s projected 10-year…

Some Preliminary Thoughts on Social Security

As the article attached to this post suggests, there are some very basic questions that folks starting to think about Social Security might be afraid to ask, even before delving into the myriad details. For example, in broad terms how…

The Saga of Social Security’s Worsening Outlook

Brenton Smith, in a post on  www.marketwatch.com, takes an in-depth look at the Social Security solvency dilemma, calling to question the premise that all looks well through 2034. Smith’s article describes what he terms “a serious misconception about the data provided…

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