Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget

Social Security

Administration Proposes One-Time Payment to Seniors

Today, the Social Security Administration (SSA) announced that, in light of the def

Social Security Beneficiaries Rise by 19%

According to Bloomberg News, the number of Social Security beneficia

Economic Crisis Puts Strain on Social Security

As the Associated Press recently reported, Social Security has come under considerable strain as a result of the economic crisis. Payroll tax...

Understanding What Happened to My Social Security COLA

AARP Public Policy Institute recently held an event on the impact of a

CBO Projects Social Security Deficits in 2010

CBO recently published new projections for the revenues and outlays for Social Security (kudos to Andrew Biggs for pointing this out). The updated...

Pandering to Seniors

Responsible budgeting is always challenging – but it is particularly so when the discussion centers on certain “third rail" issues...

Fiscal Space, Stimulus and Entitlement Cuts

Given the weak economy, how do we balance our need for economic stimulus now with our need to get our fiscal house in order to prevent the age and

CRFB Discusses CBO Social Security Projections

August 11 - Today, CRFB released a report highlighting its tak

CBO Reports on Social Security

August 8 - Today, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released its Long-Term Pro

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