Episode 24: Why Social Security is More Stable Than You Think

Mar 4, 2022

Demographics is destiny. Social Security faces many demographic challenges: Aging Baby Boomers, increasing life expectancy, and a Baby Buster generation that follows Boomers. Still, one Social Security expert tells us that the social insurance program’s demise is greatly exaggerated.

Here are just a handful of the things that we'll discuss:

  1. Learn how Social Security is actually funded.
  2. The 6.2 percent Social Security payroll tax has been constant since 1991. Is it time to change that?
  3. The solution to future funding gaps may in fact be a blend of boosting revenue to the system and slowing down benefit payments.


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