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Memo to the Next President: A Progressive Fix for Social Security

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Publication Date: October 2008

Publisher(s): Progressive Policy Institute (U.S.)

Author(s): Bob Pozen

Special Collection: Presidential Advisory

Topic: Banking and finance (Public finance)
Social conditions (Public welfare and social services)

Keywords: Social security reform; Social-insurance programs; Presidential transition

Type: Brief

Coverage: United States

Abstract:

When it comes to reforming Social Security and Medicare, the future is now. Our next president must begin laying the groundwork for a comprehensive update of America's venerable but underfunded social-insurance programs -- starting with Social Security.