Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget

Social Security

Maya MacGuineas

Maya MacGuineas: President Trump’s Logic on Social Security is Backwards

Maya MacGuineas is president of the nonpartisan Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget and head of the Campaign to Fix the Debt. She recently...
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Analysis of the 2017 Social Security Trustees Report

The Social Security and Medicare Trustees today released their annual reports on the financial status of the two programs. The projections show that...

How Old Will You Be When Social Security's Funds Run Out?

The Social Security Trust Funds are on a path to run out. Use this tool to find out what you stand to lose unless Washington acts. If you're...

Marc Goldwein: 'Big 3' Burden: Entitlement Costs Simply Untenable

Marc Goldwein is the senior vice president and senior policy director of the Commitee for a Responsible Federal Budget. He recently wrote an ...
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Trump Budget Includes Meaningful SSDI Reforms

President Trump has been disappointingly reluctant to propose any changes to improve the solvency of Social Security's retirement program, but his...

Drivers of Spending Growth in the Long Term

The Congressional Budget Office’s (CBO) latest Long-Term Budget Outlook projects that federal debt held by the public will exceed the size of the...
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Johnson and Larson Show Two Ways to Fix Social Security

Yesterday, House Ways and Means Social Security Subcommittee Ranking Member John Larson (D-CT) introduced a Social Security reform bill. About four...
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Three Trust Funds Face Insolvency in the Next Eight Years

We have made clear that President Trump faces a challenging fiscal situation now that he has entered office. As we laid out, part of that situation...
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Mandatory Spending Continues to Drive Spending Growth

The deficit will rise dramatically over the next decade, from about $560 billion at the end of Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 to over $1.4 trillion at the end...
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CBO Releases Additional Details on Social Security Projections

CBO's annual report on their long-term projections for Social Security continues to show a major shortfall for the program, even larger than the...

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