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Congress Veers Closer to Social Security Cliff

Economy / News September 7, 2015

Bipartisan support exists to prevent benefit cut for 9 million workers, but Paul Ryan move may drive Democrats away.

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The Future of the Social Security Disability Insurance Program

Economy / News July 29, 2015

Social security disability insurance currently pays monthly benefits to 11 million Americans.

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A cut to Social Security disability benefits may be around the corner

Economy / News July 23, 2015

The annual check-up for Social Security is in, and one program looks more dire than the rest.

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U.S. deficits will have to wait as Congress moves on

/ News February 13, 2014

Congress just wants the U.S. budget wars to be over. If any more evidence was needed, 12 Republican senators swallowed their principles and voted to propel a “clean” one-year debt limit increase toward passage on Wednesday.

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Social Security Trustees’ Report Illustrates Challenges Ahead

Economy / Press Release June 22, 2016

The Old Age and Survivors Insurance Trust Fund, which provides benefits to 49 million beneficiaries, will be unable to pay benefits as scheduled by 2035.

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Improve the SSDI Program and Address the Impending Trust Fund Depletion

Economy / Research August 25, 2015

The trust fund is on course for insolvency next year. This deadline is a focus of policymakers and a source of concern for beneficiaries and their families.

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Next President Should Heed Social Security Trustees’ Warning

Ben Ritz / Blog June 23, 2016

If the next president serves two terms without addressing Social Security, the Disability Insurance Trust Fund would be exhausted by the time he or she leaves office.

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CBO Highlights Challenges Facing Social Security Disability Insurance

Ben Ritz / Blog June 17, 2016

Policymakers must address the problems facing Disability Insurance in a responsible manner that accounts for the challenges facing Social Security as a whole.

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Extraordinary Measures, Simplified

Economy / Research March 13, 2015

Existing statutes allow Treasury to change the normal operations of certain government accounts when the debt limit is reached.

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Budget Agreement: Good Day for Bipartisanship

Economy / Press Release October 27, 2015

The president and the bipartisan congressional leadership are to be congratulated for their tentative agreement on the federal budget.

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