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Cotton and Manchin Advocate for Bipartisan Action on SSDI

Senators Tom Cotton (R-AR) and Joe Manchin (D-WV) wrote an op-ed that appeared on Fox News Tuesday advocating for measures to help those who do or...

Fiscal FactCheck: The Second Republican Debate

This blog is part of the “Fiscal FactCheck” series designed to examine the accuracy of budget-related statements made during the 2016...

Is Social Security’s Insolvency Date 7 or 8 Years Away?

During a discussion on Social Security, Gov. Chris Christie (R-NJ) said, “Harvard and Dartmouth says that Social Security’s going to go...

Is the Number of Workers per Social Security Retiree Declining?

In the so-called "undercard" debate, Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) stated: “In 1950, there were 16 workers for every retiree. How...

NYT's Tritch Misses the Mark on SSDI Funding Options

The New York Times Editorial Board's Teresa Tritch posted a piece last week on short-term solutions to avert next year's depletion of...

Maya MacGuineas: Protecting the Legacy of Social Security for Future Generations

Maya MacGuineas, president of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, wrote a guest post for the Social Security Administration's blog....