2/17 Event: Trust Fund Solutions
The major government trust funds for Social Security, Medicare, and Highway spending face insolvency in the next decade-and-a-half. Policymakers need to act sooner rather than later to prevent abrupt across-the-board benefit cuts, assure a more sustainable debt path, promote faster economic growth, and achieve a number of important policy goals.
Trust Fund Solutions featured opening remarks from Senator Angus King (I-ME) and a discussion between Senator Mitt Romney (R-UT) and Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget president Maya MacGuineas. The event also featured a panel of experts, one focused on each trust fund. The Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget debuted its new Trust Fund Solutions website and educational tools.
Senator Angus King (I-ME)
Senator Mitt Romney (R-UT)
Maya MacGuineas, Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget
Mike Chernew, Harvard University
Thornton Matheson, Urban Institute
Sita Slavov, George Mason University
Moderator: Josh Gordon, Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget