Social Security Reform: The Budget Debate All Over Again

Research Report

Social Security Reform: The Budget Debate All Over Again

November 9, 1998

Abstract

Senior Fellow Eugene Steuerle comments on what makes Social security and Medicare reform suffer from the same problem that for so long made budget reform difficult. He argues that the reform efforts measure gains and losses, winners and losers, from a base of a system that is imbalanced and whose promises don't add up.

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