Social Security Reform

Republicans Push to Privatize Disability Insurance Despite 99.9% Payment Accuracy

November 9, 2015

After the GAO finds $11 billion in disability payment fraud, some members of Congress push for privatization to solve a problem which accounts for only one fifth of one percent of cases, says CEPR’s Nicole Woo.

Removing the Social Security Tax Cap Would Benefit Most Workers

January 20, 2015

CEPR’s Nicole Woo says a phase-out of the tax cap could eliminate up to 80% of the projected shortfall in social security funding

Social Security Act Turns 78

August 14, 2013

Signed into law in 1935, the Social Security Act launched an integral social safety net program, but is it still sustainable?

The Real News Debate: Social Security on the Table

April 14, 2013

Joseph Minarik (former chief economist of the Office of Management and Budget for eight years during the Clinton Administration) and economist Richard Wolff take on President Obama’s proposed changes to Social Security

401(k) and the Financialization of Retirement

April 11, 2013

Teresa Ghilarducci: The whole 401K structure has a fatal flaw and older workers are going into retirement with not enough money to maintain their living standards

Obama Social Security Reform Ignores Data on Actual Living Standards of Seniors

April 11, 2013

Teressa Ghilarducci: The “chained” CPI ignores research that shows senior’s costs are going up as they get older and women are most affected

Obama’s “Cat Food” Social Security Reform

April 10, 2013

Michael Hudson: Obama’s “bargain” on social security reform will push more retirees into poverty in exchange for a minor increase in high end income tax – a class that receives most revenue from capital gains

Obama Fully Embraces Austerity with Cuts to Social Security and Medicare

April 8, 2013

Bob Pollin: Costs of Social Security and Medicare have nothing to do with rise in fiscal deficit