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A Quick Take on the 2018 Social Security and Medicare Trustees Reports

The Social Security and Medicare Trustees have released their reports on the financial state of the respective programs. Below is...
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What’s Next For Social Security?

On June 8, 2018, the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget hosted a discussion on the future of Social Security and the 2018 Trustees report on...
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Mandatory Spending Makes Up the Bulk of Spending Growth

Over four-fifths of the growth in nominal spending over the next decade is driven by Social Security, federal health programs, and interest on the...

CBO Sees Major Trust Fund Exhaustions On The Horizon

The Congressional Budget Office estimates that three major trust funds will deplete their reserves within the next ten years, with a fourth...
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Does the President's Budget Slash Social Security and Medicare?

Several lawmakers have claimed that President Trump's latest budget would "slash," "gut," and "devastate" Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid. It...
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Are Today's Seniors Facing a "Retirement Crisis?" Not Really

Numerous headlines have claimed that we are facing a “retirement crisis,” and that most Americans are not saving enough to maintain their standard of...

Social Security's 82nd Birthday

Today, the Social Security program turns 82 years old. Social Security helps millions of Americans, and the program has a lot to celebrate. But the...

Maya MacGuineas: President Trump’s Logic on Social Security is Backwards

Maya MacGuineas is president of the nonpartisan Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget and head of the Campaign to Fix the Debt. She recently...
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Analysis of the 2017 Social Security Trustees Report

The Social Security and Medicare Trustees today released their annual reports on the financial status of the two programs. The projections show that...

Marc Goldwein: 'Big 3' Burden: Entitlement Costs Simply Untenable

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

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