Federal Budget

Issue Brief

Biggest COLA Since 1982 (Just Barely)

Earlier this week the Social Security Administration (SSA) announced the annual cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) for next year (2022) would be 5.9 percent.  That’s slightly more than the

Issue Brief

Has the Baby Boom Gone Bust?

Introduction

The annual Social Security and Medicare Trustees’ reports make numerous economic and demographic assumptions to project the long-term financial status of

Blog Post

Brinkmanship Isn't Leadership

September 23, 2021

For several months, Republicans and Democrats in Washington, DC have been barreling towards each other on a collision course over a pair of looming fiscal deadlines.