Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Audio available for Urban Institute Social Security reform event

Securing Social Security: Does It Need to Be Fixed Now?

Wednesday, May 19, 8:30–10:00 a.m.

106 Dirksen Senate Office Building,
Constitution Avenue and First Street, NE
Washington, DC


Audio Recording


  • Nancy J. Altman, codirector, Social Security Works; author, The Battle for Social Security

  • Andrew Biggs, resident scholar, American Enterprise Institute; former principal deputy commissioner, Social Security Administration
  • Stephen C. Goss, chief actuary, Social Security Administration
  • Robert Greenstein, executive director, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
  • Joyce Manchester, chief, long-term modeling group, Congressional Budget Office
  • Eugene Steuerle, Institute fellow, Urban Institute; coauthor, Retooling Social Security for the 21st Century: Right and Wrong Approaches to Reform


  • Howard Gleckman, resident fellow, the Urban Institute; editor of the Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center's blog, TaxVox, and author of Caring for Our Parents

Among the questions to be addressed: Are projections showing that Social Security revenues will soon fall short of benefit payments reasonable and certain? What are the implications of using general revenues to pay benefits? What is Social Security's role in the broader budget deficit debate? Is there a politically viable way to achieve long-term solvency? Is Social Security reform critical now?

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