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Social Security

Social Security Finances Significantly Worse

Social Security’s finances significantly worsened last year, according to the 2012 trustees report, because of a weakened economy and structural problems with the program. Read More.

Saving the American Dream

The Heritage Foundation offers a detailed plan to redesign entitlement programs, guarantee assistance to those who need it, and save the American dream for future generations. Read More.

Federal Budget Chart Book

See the web’s best visual presentation of federal spending, taxes, debt, and entitlements. Read More.

Social Security Policy in 2016

Solutions 2016 provides candidates for elected office the ability to quickly identify the key issues of the day and present clear policy recommendations, supported by facts, for addressing them. Read more.

Social Security began running deficits in 2010 and without reforms, Social Security’s permanent and growing deficits will help fuel our spending and debt crisis. Reform should strengthen retirement security, target Social Security benefits to those who are most in need, and gradually increase the retirement age to reflect gains in life expectancy.

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Experts on Social Security

  • Romina  Boccia img Romina Boccia

    Deputy Director, Thomas A. Roe Institute for Economic Policy Studies and Grover M. Hermann Research Fellow

  • Paul Winfree img Paul Winfree

    Director, Thomas A Roe Institute for Economic Policy Studies