November 29, 2014

Facing Facts Archive

2003 Alerts
Date Alert Number Title
November 21, 2003 Vol. IX, No. 7 Over The Fiscal Brink
October 1, 2003 Vol. IX, No. 6 The Real Deficit Outlook
July 7, 2003 Vol. IX, No. 5 The Dog That Didn't Bark
June 20, 2003 Vol. IX, No. 4 Why The Medicare Drug Benefit Is Bad Policy
June 4, 2003 Vol. IX, No. 3 It's Official: $24 Trillion In Unfunded Liabilities
March 19, 2003 Vol. IX, No. 2 Seniors Still Come First In The Budget
March 10, 2003 Vol. IX, No. 1 Deficit Dangers
2002 Alerts
Date Alert Number Title
December 19, 2002 Vol. VIII, No. 5 A More Responsible Fiscal Course
August 21, 2002 Vol. VIII, No. 4 A Drug Benefit Won't Cure What Ails Medicare
June 18, 2002 Vol. VIII, No. 3 A False Choice On Social Security And The Tax Cut
March 25, 2002 Vol. VIII, No. 2 Bitter Harvest For The Taxpayer
February 25, 2002 Vol. VIII, No. 1 A Reckless Guarantee
2001 Alerts
Date Alert Number Title
September 10, 2001 Vol. VII, No. 6 The Great Train Robbery
June 11, 2001 Vol. VII, No. 5 The New Economy: No Fiscal Cure-All
April 26, 2001 Vol. VII, No. 4 The Budget Issue Everyone is Avoiding
April 5, 2001 Vol. VII, No. 3 The Real Story in the Medicare Trustees' Report
March 22, 2001 Vol. VII, No. 2 What Medicare Surplus?
January 29, 2001 Vol. VII, No. 1 A Wake Up Call on Medicare
2000 Alerts
Date Alert Number Title
December 21, 2000 Vol. VI, No. 11 The Case Of The Missing Liability
October 4, 2000 Vol VI, No. 10 Easy Come, Easy Go
August 29, 2000 Vol. VI, No. 9 The Missing Issue in the Campaign
August 2, 2000 Vol. VI, No. 8 Another Free Lunch on the Menu
July 20, 2000 Vol. IV, No. 4
(Updated)
Taxes on Seniors--How Low Can We Go? (Updated)
July 17, 2000 Vol. VI, No. 7 What's Really Behind the Trust-Fund Gimmickry
May 30, 2000 Vol. VI, No. 6 Have We Turned the Corner on Medicare Costs?
April 19, 2000 Vol. VI, No. 5 What Happens to Benefits When Social Security Goes Bankrupt?
April 3, 2000 Vol. VI, No. 4 The Trust-Fund Sham
March 20, 2000 Vol. VI, No. 3 Grandstanding to the Senior Lobby
March 3, 2000 Vol. VI, No. 2 The Sky's the Limit
February 14, 2000 Vol. VI, No. 1 The Surplus Temptation
1999 Alerts
Date Alert Number Title
December 20, 1999 Vol. V, No. 11 A Wake Up Call on Social Security
December 9, 1999 Vol. V, No. 10 Farming the Government
November 2, 1999 Vol. V, No. 9 Don't Worry, Your Check is in the Mail
August 30, 1999 Vol. V, No. 8 Wrong Rx for Medicare
July 12, 1999 Vol. V, No. 5
(Updated)
Castles in the Sky (Updated)
July 6, 1999 Vol. V, No. 7 Dead Wrong About Mortality?
May 19, 1999 Vol. V, No. 6 Another Wrong Turn on Social Security
April 9, 1999 Vol. V, No. 5 Castles in the Sky
February 25, 1999 Vol. V, No. 4 Holding the Line on Military Pensions
February 2, 1999 Vol. V, No. 3 What the President's Plan Does and Doesn't Do
January 26, 1999 Vol. V, No. 2 Demography Matters
January 21, 1999 Vol. V, No. 1 Medicare's Long Fiscal Shadow
1998 Alerts
Date Alert Number Title
December 8, 1998 Vol. IV, No. 13 The Shape of Things to Come
December 3, 1998 Vol. IV, No. 3 (Updated) Seven Fictions From the Status Quo Crowd (Updated)
November 13, 1998 Vol. IV, No. 12 Let's Really Save Social Security First
September 16, 1998 Vol. IV, No. 11 Taxes on Seniors--How Low Can We Go?
September 10, 1998 Vol. IV, No. 10 Can Hiking the Max Tax Save Social Security?
August 14, 1998 Vol. IV, No. 9 The Battle of the Myths
July 10, 1998 Vol. IV, No. 8 Here Comes the Millennial Generation
June 29, 1998 Vol. IV, No. 7 America's Coming Retirement Crisis
June 15, 1998 Vol. IV, No. 6 How to Measure Social Security's Financial Status
May 20, 1998 Vol. IV, No. 5 The Bad News is the Good News is Wrong
May 1, 1998 Vol. IV, No. 4 Setting the Record Straight on Personal Accounts
March 18, 1998 Vol. IV, No. 3 Seven Fictions from the Status Quo Crowd
February 10, 1998 Vol. IV, No. 2 How to Lock Up the Surplus
January 15, 1998 Vol. IV, No. 1 Smoke 'Em If You Got 'Em
1997 Alerts
Date Alert Number Title
December 15, 1997 Vol. III, No. 15 Medicare Fraud: A Sympton, Not the Disease
November 3, 1997 Vol. III, No. 14 The Monster Is Back
September 8, 1997 Vol. III, No. 13 The Case for Budget Surpluses
August 11, 1997 Vol. III, No. 12 Surpluses As Far As The Eye Can See?
July 16, 1997 Vol. III, No. 11 A Premium Hike is Not a Tax Hike
July 14, 1997 Vol. III, No. 10 Raising the Eligibility Age: Now It's Medicare's Turn
June 24, 1997 Vol. III, No. 9 Means-Testing: A Good Idea Whose Time is Coming
June 23, 1997 Vol. III, No. 8 Does Social Security Give Us Our Money's Worth?
May 28, 1997 Vol. III, No. 7 Hip Hip, But No Hurrah
April 28, 1997 Vol. III, No. 6 Another Year Older and Deeper in Debt
April 8, 1997 Vol. III, No. 5 Disability Trends: The Latest Medicare Mirage
February 27, 1997 Vol. III, No. 4 The BBA: A Historic Opportunity Hangs in the Balance
February 18, 1997 Vol. III, No. 3 More Nonsense on Social Security and the BBA
January 28, 1997 Vol. III, No. 2 Still More Medicare Follies
January 10, 1997 Vol. III, No. 1 The Myth of the 2.2 Percent Solution
1996 Alerts
Date Alert Number Title
December 24, 1996 Vol. II, No. 15 Let's Fix the CPI -- But Not Overfix It
November 25, 1996 Vol. II, No. 14 Don't Exempt Social Security from the BBA
October 22, 1996 Vol. II, No. 13 Of Deficits and Denial
October 15, 1996 Vol. II, No. 12 Issues We Dare the Candidates to Talk About
September 27, 1996 Vol. II, No. 11 Mediscaring Our Way to Fiscal Meltdown
September 13, 1996 Vol. II, No. 10 The Back-Door Entitlement
August 16, 1996 Vol. II, No. 9 Tax-Cut Fever
July 23, 1996 Vol. II, No. 8 The New Debate Over Social Security Reform: Part III
July 8, 1996 Vol. II, No. 7 The New Debate Over Social Security Reform: Part II
June 10, 1996 Vol. II, No. 6 More Medicare Follies
May 2, 1996 Vol. II, No. 5 Listen Up, Generation X
April 26, 1996 Vol. II, No. 4 The Un-Budget Deal
April 15, 1996 Vol. II, No. 3 The New Debate Over Social Security Reform: Part I
February 19, 1996 Vol. II, No. 2 It's Time To Say No To Medicaid For The Middle Class
January 19, 1996 Vol. II, No. 1 Tweedledum and Tweedledee
1995 Alerts
Date Alert Number Title
December 19, 1995 Vol. I, No. 12 Let's Take It From The Top One More Time
November 14, 1995 Vol. I, No. 11 A Budget Train Wreck -- All Over $4.80 A Month In Medicare Premiums
November 6, 1995 Vol. I, No. 10 If We Must Have A Child Tax Credit, Make It "Kidsave"
October 12, 1995 Vol. I, No. 9 Is The GOP's Trust-Fund Gambit Going Awry?
September 27, 1995 Vol. I, No. 8 What We Need To Save To "Save" Medicare
September 8, 1995 Vol. I, No. 7 Public Rejects Entitlements Status Quo
August 17, 1995 Vol. I, No. 6 After Sixty Years, It's Time to Rethink the "Trust Fund"
August 6, 1995 Vol. I, No. 5 The Forgotten Numbers in the Medicare Debate
July 10, 1995 Vol. I, No. 4 The Facts about Federal Pensions
July 5, 1995 Vol. I, No. 3 Desperate Diversions on Medicare
June 16, 1995 Vol. I, No. 2 Seniors Will Still Get More--Under Any Budget Plan
June 6, 1995 Vol. I, No. 1 When Social Security and Medicare Really Go Bust