The Disappearing Entitlements Crisis

A few years back elite policy discourse in the United States was totally dominated by the supposed entitlements crisis. Serious people all assured each other that history’s greatest menace was the threat posed by the unstoppable growth of Medicaremedicaidandsocialsecurity, which could only be tamed by dismantling the legacy of the New Deal and the Great […]

Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities Social Security Task Force

Today, the Social Security Trustees released their annual report on the current and projected financial status of the Social Security trust funds. The 2015 Trustees Report highlights that our Social Security system continues to operate well for the American people. Our Social Security system’s financial outlook remains stable, and can continue to pay all scheduled […]

Clearing a Path for State-based Retirement Plans

What’s the number one way that workers save for retirement? Job-based 401(k) plans, which provide a vehicle for workers to put aside pre-tax dollars that are often matched by their employers. About one-third of American workers lack access to a retirement plan at work. While workers without access to a workplace plan can save on […]

Democrats Call for Major Change in Social Security

In a move that may turn out to be politically shrewd but will almost certainly turn out to be practically ineffective, 70 Democrats on Sunday delivered a letter to the White House urging President Obama, in the vaguest of possible language, to “expand Social Security benefits for millions of Americans.” “As employers continue moving from […]