Monthly Archives: March 2001

Board of Trustees Announce: Social Security Fully Funded for 37 Years

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Issue Brief | Marilyn Watkins | March 1, 2001

The Trustees of the Social Security Trust Fund issued their 2000 annual report on March 31, 2000 announcing the program was fully funded for at least 37 years. The trustees evaluate the health of the trust fund in light of the performance of the economy, demographic trends, and projections of future economic

Social Security Trustees Report 2001 – An Analysis

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Report | Marilyn Watkins | March 1, 2001

The Trustees of the Social Security Trust Fund issued their 2001 annual report on March 19, 2001 showing a system that is fundamentally healthy, and confirming that fears of a “Social Security crisis” are unfounded. The trustees project program costs and income a full 75 years into the future based on numerou

The Perils of Bush’s Social Security Plan

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Fact Sheet | Marilyn Watkins | March 1, 2001

George W. Bush has proposed a drastic restructuring of Social Security in order to “save” it. But he’s proposing radical surgery on a patient that has at worst a sniffle. Social Security is the best source of economic security for all America’s working families. Some minor reforms could make this highly succe

Bush’s Individual Account Proposal: Rhetoric Versus Reality

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Report | Steve Idemoto | March 1, 2001

George W. Bush won plaudits during the recent election campaign for “starting a conversation” on Social Security. Unfortunately, the discussion thus far has been long on misleading rhetoric and short on hard facts. Bush suggests radically changing Social Security, transforming it from a social insurance progr

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