Take lessons from past to guide future for Social Security and Medicare

From the Public News Service: Members of Washington state's congressional delegation are getting an earful during this recess about proposed changes to Medicare and Social Security. In the debate about the futures of these programs, some want Congress to look back at what the country was like without them. Mark Schmitt, a senior fellow at …

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Social Security is not responsible for federal deficits

From Ten Reasons Not to Cut Social Security Benefits: Federal budget deficits currently are unusually high, but Social Security bears no responsibility for today’s shortfalls. Keep in mind that the federal government was experiencing budget surpluses at the end of the 1990s, but those quickly were transformed into deficits early in the 2000s because of …

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Fiscal Commission proposal lacks real support because it lacks real solutions

Social Security Works Washington released this statement following today's vote by the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform: President’s Obama’s Fiscal Commission fell short of the required 14 vote requirement needed to send their proposal to Congress for one simple reason: it didn’t have broad public support, and the members of the commission knew …

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