Wednesday, December 6, 2006

A Poltical Strategy for Social Security

In today's Washington Post, Ruth Marcus articulated a strong political strategy for addressing Social Security reform. It's worth checking out if you are interested in the issue and the politics that have prevented the government from addressing its impending financial problems.

For those of you unfamiliar with the issue, it's a very solvable problem in that there are clear levers to pull (e.g. higher taxes, reduced future benefits, creative investment options, etc). The reason action has not been taken is almost entirely political (unlike policy options for sustaining Medicare and Medicaid which are actually intellectually tough to develop).

Read it here.

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