CEPR - Center for Economic and Policy Research

Multimedia

En Español

Em Português

Other Languages

Home Publications Blogs Social Security Monitor Samuelson Seeks Politicians with "Courage" to Cut Benefits

Samuelson Seeks Politicians with "Courage" to Cut Benefits

Print
Written by CEPR   
Monday, 11 April 2011 11:45
Robert Samuelson believes people are too dependent on the government for benefits like Social Security and Medicare, which makes it hard to implement change. But as Dean notes on Beat the Press, beneficiaries paid taxes during their working lifetime to cover the cost of these benefits. Of course beneficiaries will oppose changes to a program they're already invested in. Maybe fixing our broken health care system would take care of those deficits Samuelson is so worried about.
Comments (0)Add Comment

Write comment

(Only one link allowed per comment)

This content has been locked. You can no longer post any comments.

busy
 

CEPR.net
Support this blog, donate
Combined Federal Campaign #79613