Now is the time to save Social Security, Medicare

Reports have warned that the OASDI trust fund reserves will be deleted sometime between 2033 and 2035, so Congress cannot claim to be unaware of the problem, nor unmindful of the political hazard in cutting earned benefits to that many Americans.

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June 20, 2022 - 4:08 PM

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Sometimes good news comes with a cloudy lining.

That’s the case with the recent announcement that Social Security and Medicare are financially stronger than it was feared during the height of the coronavirus pandemic.

Why that’s a problem: Anything that gives Congress even more time to procrastinate over what should have been done years ago is troublesome, especially when it concerns the nation’s two most important social insurance programs.

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