Tax Policy Center

Social Security

Individual Taxes: TaxVox
The Social Security retirement program will be unable to pay full promised benefits in about 10 years. To address this, two highly-respected experts would slash...
February 14, 2024Howard Gleckman
Campaigns, Proposals, and Reforms: TaxVox
Former President Trump is blasting GOP primary rival Nikki Haley for wanting to restore Social Security solvency by increasing the age when today’s young workers...
January 22, 2024Howard Gleckman
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
The Congressional Budget Office and government actuaries for decades have shown that Social Security and Medicare remain on unsustainable tracks, but it is often hard...
November 13, 2023C. Eugene SteuerleKaren E. Smith
Campaigns, Proposals, and Reforms: TaxVox
No Labels Fiscal Policy Reads More Like No Details The bipartisan group No Labels is getting a lot of attention these days because it says...
July 19, 2023Howard Gleckman
: TaxVox
People may disagree about whether to raise taxes or limit the growth of benefits to extend the solvency of the Social Security trust funds. But...
March 6, 2023C. Eugene Steuerle
Federal Budget and Economy: TaxVox
The Congressional Budget Office estimates the national debt will increase by $19 trillion over the next decade under current law, $3 trillion more than it...
February 16, 2023Howard Gleckman
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
Suddenly, Social Security reform is back in the news. For all the wrong reasons, perhaps. But at least politicians are talking about it. And that’s...
October 26, 2022Howard Gleckman
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
President Trump was afraid to tackle the dominant set of spending and tax issues facing the federal government. Ditto, so far, for President Biden. Under...
May 5, 2022C. Eugene Steuerle
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
As my colleague Elaine Maag noted the other day , Democrats are squabbling again (or is it still) over how to structure the Child Tax...
January 12, 2022Howard Gleckman
Individual Taxes: TaxVox
Most Social Security reform proposals have focused on one goal: restoring the program’s long-run fiscal balance. Yet under all recent proposed restructurings we have examined—whether...
June 8, 2021C. Eugene SteuerleKaren E. Smith