Even Liberals Can’t Agree On Saving Social Security

Publication: Fiscal Times

Author: Merrill Goozner


11/09/2010 - There is a growing split among liberals about how to handle the debate over Social Security.

A leading liberal budget analyst joined with a prominent conservative to call on Congress to move quickly to resolve the long-term deficit facing Social Security, and to include higher taxes in the solution.

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While this latest Social Security report, financed by the Pew Charitable Trusts, offers little new information about the program’s finances, its issuance just a few weeks before President Obama’s bipartisan fiscal commission reports to Congress marks another crack in the united front on Social Security among Democratic-oriented analysts. Their differences center on the best way to handle the coming debate over entitlement programs.

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