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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...
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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...

How Old Will You Be When Social Security's Funds Run Out?

The Social Security Trust Funds are on a path to run out. Use this tool to find out what you stand to lose unless Washington acts. If you're...

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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Trump Budget Includes Meaningful SSDI Reforms

President Trump has been disappointingly reluctant to propose any changes to improve the solvency of Social Security's retirement program, but his...

Drivers of Spending Growth in the Long Term

The Congressional Budget Office’s (CBO) latest Long-Term Budget Outlook projects that federal debt held by the public will exceed the size of the...
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Johnson and Larson Show Two Ways to Fix Social Security

Yesterday, House Ways and Means Social Security Subcommittee Ranking Member John Larson (D-CT) introduced a Social Security reform bill. About four...
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Three Trust Funds Face Insolvency in the Next Eight Years

We have made clear that President Trump faces a challenging fiscal situation now that he has entered office. As we laid out, part of that situation...

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