Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget

Social Security

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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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Mandatory Spending Continues to Drive Spending Growth

The deficit will rise dramatically over the next decade, from about $560 billion at the end of Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 to over $1.4 trillion at the end...
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CBO Releases Additional Details on Social Security Projections

CBO's annual report on their long-term projections for Social Security continues to show a major shortfall for the program, even larger than the...
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The Greenspan Commission at 35: Time for Another Commission?

December 16 marks the 35th anniversary of the establishment of the National Commission on Social Security Reform – or the Greenspan Commission...
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A Bipartisan Social Security Commission

In 1981, the Social Security trust funds were nearly empty and President Ronald Reagan and Congressional leaders in both parties appointed the...
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CRFB Encouraged by Chairman Johnson's Social Security Solvency Plan

Rep. Sam Johnson (R-TX), Chairman of the Ways and Means Subcommittee on Social Security, released a comprehensive plan today to ensure Social...

Marc Goldwein: These 5 Supposed Fixes for Social Security Won’t Solve Its Problems

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

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