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Four Social Security Reforms

Courtesy of the e21 Project at the Manhattan Institute.  Basically they amount to making marginal systemic changes now in order to avoid crashing the system just in time for me to retire.   They’re good ideas.

Much of Paul Ryan’s budget strategy centered around getting discretionary spending off the table so we could focus on entitlement reform.  No doubt Harry Reid will scream and howl at even these modest ideas, in order to try to stampede people into tax increases, but like I said, these are pretty marginal changes, and won’t affect current retirees.  Since Reid’s priority really is increasing taxes, if these ideas begin to gain traction, look for him to start talking about Medicare and Medicaid reform, in order to make the problem harder to solve.

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