Maya MacGuineas: Social Security is in trouble. Most candidates won’t admit it.

Maya MacGuineas is president of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget and head of the Campaign to Fix the Debt. She recently wrote an opinion piece for Post & Courier in South Carolina, an excerpt of which is below.

Few activities are as important to the future of our country as electing a president. With the first official Democratic primary and the first in the South Republican primary, South Carolinians have a consequential choice ahead of them before they head to the polls — asking tough questions, rejecting political spin and ensuring thoughtful debate on the issues that matter to Americans.

This election, one issue has become a flashpoint in the homestretch of the primary — Social Security — and too few candidates are willing to tell voters the truth. To a cynic that might make sense: Good policy doesn’t always make good politics, and that’s certainly true in the case of Social Security.

Read the entire piece here.

Published works by members or staff of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget do not necessarily reflect the views of all members or staff of the Committee.