Monday, August 11, 2014

CRFB: The Cost of Delaying Social Security Reform

The Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget has an update to their memo on the costs of delaying a fix for Social Security.

But it’s not just fancy charts: check out the whole story here.

The short story – as I see it, at least: Social Security has a big shortfall which needs to be filled either by raising taxes or cutting benefits. Any solution will be painful, but it’s less painful if we spread a little around to everybody. For each year we delay, we’re exempting another cohort of participants from the pain of reform, which means more for everyone else. That’s not good policy and it’s also not very fair.

1 comment:

WilliamLarsen said...

I have been saying this since 1984. Why have we let 30 more cohorts escape any pain that they helped create?