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Debunking 8 Social Security Myths on Its 80th Birthday

August 14 marks the 80th birthday of the Social Security program, which was established in the Social Security Act of 1935. Over the...

Does Entitlement Spending Constitute 71 Percent of the Budget?

At last night’s Republican presidential debate, Gov. Chris Christie (R-NJ) claimed that "71% of federal spending right now is on...

Fiscal FactCheck: 16 Budget Myths to Watch Out For in the 2016 Campaign

Update: The original version of this paper had a mathematical typo, saying that Medicare beneficiaries get, on average, 350% more out of the...

Can Social Security’s Shortfall Be Closed Simply by Raising Taxes on or Means-Testing Benefits for the Wealthy?

Increasing the amount of wages subject to Social Security payroll taxes from the current $118,500 cap would raise more revenue and improve the...

Watch the McCrery-Pomeroy SSDI Solutions Conference

The McCrery-Pomeroy SSDI Solutions Initiative is holding its SSDI Solutions Conference today from 8:45 AM to 5 PM. The conference...

Jim McCrery and Earl Pomeroy: Social Security disability reform: An issue that can’t wait

Former U.S. Representatives Jim McCrery (R-LA) and Earl Pomeroy (D-ND) are the co-chairs of the McCrery-Pomeroy SSDI Solutions Initiative,...