Social Security


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The proposal for ‘chained CPI,’ a cut to future benefits, during the Obama administration led to its widespread use in other areas of the government. Read more


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John Larson used a customer service–style approach to get his fellow Democrats aboard a bill to expand Social Security benefits. Read more



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The plan, with an immediate $200 per month benefit increase, sets the left edge of the possible on a bedrock Democratic program. Read more

Economic Policy

Here’s a plan that eliminates the long-term shortfall in its finances and updates the system for the 21st century. Read more

Housing and Transportation


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Democrats who have started a discussion about improving retirement security in the U.S. would do well to take a page out of Canada’s book. Read more

Economic Policy


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Proposals abound to overhaul the Social Security system via means-testing, raising the retirement age, or price adjustments. But the real solution to a fairer, more stable retirement system is Social Security expansion. Read more

Economic Policy


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More retirees are relying exclusively on Social Security than ever before. The program itself is sound—but it needs to be expanded.  Read more

Economic Policy


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The New America Foundation's plan for an expanded Social Security program. Read more

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