Social Security

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The Vital Role of Immigration

December 22, 2021

This week on Facing the Future, Concord Coalition Chief Economist Steve Robinson and I spoke with Richard Jackson, President and Founder of the Global Aging Institute, about the

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Congress Says No-No to PAYGO

December 09, 2021

What began as a tense week of dangerous brinkmanship over the debt limit in Congress is ending with a surprising burst of bicameral cooperation and bipartisanship.

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Can The Democrats Message "Yes"?

November 18, 2021

This week on Facing the Future, we focused on the political arguments surrounding President Biden’s Build Back Better Act (BBBA) and specifically the concerns raised by West Virginia Sena

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?


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

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The Arrhythmia of Federal Finances

September 22, 2021

This week on Facing the Future, Tori Gorman and I discussed balance sheets, risk, and the “arrhythmia of finance'' with Peter Fisher, Senior Fellow at the Center for Business, Government

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Doubling Down on a Trojan Horse

September 17, 2021

Despite a pending government shutdown and looming debt default, this week federal lawmakers in Washington were hyper-focused on the House reconciliation legislation, the second installmen