Research Report Dominant Budget Issue Facing the New President, The
C. Eugene Steuerle
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Senior Fellow Eugene Steuerle makes the case for addressing the retirement of the baby boomers in economic policy sooner, rather than later. Delay, he argues, reduces the chances of long-term structural reform, makes large tax increases almost unavoidable, puts the oldest and most vulnerable of the elderly at greater risk, and invites further price and quantity controls in healthcare.
Research Areas Economic mobility and inequality Aging and retirement Taxes and budgets
Tags Social Security Fiscal policy Pensions Medicare and private health insurance Individual taxes Federal budget and economy