September 2010, Dean Baker

Over the summer there has been a hot debate about Social Security and the federal budget, especially in relation to the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform. It is reasonable to expect that the major players in this debate will do their homework about the issues under consideration. In order to help them in this process, here is a quick list of study questions on Social Security and the federal budget. Reporters and editors at major news outlets may also want to review these questions, since it seems that they could also use some additional background knowledge on these topics.

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