November 28, 2012
The Future of Social Security and Medicare
12 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
University of Minnesota
Center for the Study of Politics and Governance
301 19th Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55455
As the rhetoric of the election fades, America needs an honest discussion on entitlements. Must Social Security and Medicare be cut or can that be avoided through more revenue or other reforms? If benefits are reduced, how should that be done? Two prominent national experts – CEPR Co-Director Dean Baker and AEI's Kevin Hassett – joined AARP and the University of Minnesota’s Humphrey School on Public Affairs to discuss the options and momentous decisions facing Congress and the next President over the future of these two important federal programs.