Archive for the ‘Social Security’ Category

Bold, smart, progressive ideas to strengthen Social Security

September 30th, 2016

For reasons I’ll get to in a moment, I was really struck by the title of this excellent, important new paper by my CBPP colleague Kathleen Romig: Increasing Payroll Taxes Would Strengthen Social Security. It is well understood that Social Security’s financing needs shoring up; we’ve been drawing down the trust funds to meet current obligations… Read more

The claim that no one’s doing anything about the costs of social insurance is not correct.

February 16th, 2016

Far be it from me to hone in on my frequent co-author Dean Baker’s takedown of a recent Robert Samuelson column, wherein Samuelson once again bemoans the extent to which “an older population” is “systematically” strangling the rest of the federal budget. Dean’s main point is one I often make: to fix these social insurance… Read more