iOS app Android app

Entries by Merton and Joan Bernstein from 01/2011

Deficit Commission Chairs Change Tune: No Longer Assert Social Security Causes Deficit

| Posted 01.21.2011 | Politics

Immediately after appointment to chair the Fiscal Commission, Erskine Bowles and Alan Simpson opened fire on Social Security. Their theme: reining in the federal deficit requires reducing Social Security benefits. So what happened?