August 4, 2015

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3 Aug, 2015 - Special Publication

The full interview can also be found here.

Q: The latest trustees' report shows improvements in the long-term health of both Medicare and Social Security. Both should be able to cover benefits for at least 15 years. So why make any changes now?

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Recent Publications

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26 Apr, 2005 - Issue Brief
http://www.concordcoalition.org/files/uploaded-pdfs/SSBrief6--NoFreeLunch.pdf
Nothing sounds better to a politician than the prospect of fixing a problem without anyone having to give up anything.  Unfortunately, much of the recent discourse about Social Security reform reflects this perspective.  From the political right, the message is “if we just adopt personal... Read More
26 Apr, 2005 - Special Publication
http://www.concordcoalition.org/files/uploaded-pdfs/SSBrief6--NoFreeLunch_0.pdf
Issue #6 Nothing sounds better to a politician than the prospect of fixing a problem without anyone having to give up anything. Unfortunately, much of the recent discourse about Social Security reform reflects this perspective. From the political right, the message is “if we just adopt personal... Read More
13 Apr, 2005 - Special Publication
http://www.concordcoalition.org/files/uploaded-pdfs/SSBrief5--IncreaseNationalSavings.pdf
Issue #5 As the population ages in the coming decades, growing expenditures for Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid and other public and private retirement security programs will put an unprecedented strain on the nation's resources. At the same time, one of the major engines of economic growth... Read More
13 Apr, 2005 - Issue Brief
As the population ages in the coming decades, growing expenditures for Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid and other public and private retirement security programs will put an unprecedented strain on the nation's resources. At the same time, one of the major engines of economic growth --... Read More
29 Mar, 2005 - Special Publication
One of the most confusing things about the current Social Security debate is the many and sometimes divergent descriptions of the program's financial problem. Numbers are thrown about fast and furious to support one side or the other's contention about the seriousness of the problem.   A few... Read More
29 Mar, 2005 - Special Publication
http://www.concordcoalition.org/files/uploaded-pdfs/SSBrief4--Measurement_0.pdf
Issue #4 One of the most confusing things about the current Social Security debate is the many and sometimes divergent descriptions of the program's financial problem. Numbers are thrown about fast and furious to support one side or the other's contention about the seriousness of the problem. A... Read More
29 Mar, 2005 - Issue Brief
http://www.concordcoalition.org/files/uploaded-pdfs/SSBrief4--Measurement.pdf
One of the most confusing things about the current Social Security debate is the many and sometimes divergent descriptions of the program's financial problem. Numbers are thrown about fast and furious to support one side or the other's contention about the seriousness of the problem.  A... Read More
23 Mar, 2005 - Press Release
WASHINGTON -- With today's release of the 2005 Social Security and Medicare Trustees Reports, The Concord Coalition stressed that while the numbers have not changed much, we are now a year closer to the Baby Boom's retirement with its enormous fiscal challenge. That is why The Concord Coalition... Read More
18 Mar, 2005 - Issue Brief
http://www.concordcoalition.org/files/uploaded-pdfs/SSBrief3-1percent.pdf
 The Social Security payroll tax, better known to workers as FICA (or SECA for the self employed), is now levied at a rate of 12.4 percent on workers' earnings up to $90,000 a year.  Employees and employers split the tax, meaning that they nominally pay 6.2 percent each.  The... Read More
18 Mar, 2005 - Special Publication
http://www.concordcoalition.org/files/uploaded-pdfs/SSBrief3-1percent_0.pdf
Issue #3 The Social Security payroll tax, better known to workers as FICA (or SECA for the self employed), is now levied at a rate of 12.4 percent on workers' earnings up to $90,000 a year. Employees and employers split the tax, meaning that they nominally pay 6.2 percent each. The Social... Read More