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Reform Thursday: Week Sixteen.
Thursdays are good days for reform, because they fall between Wednesdays and Fridays.
That's why WILLisms.com will display a chart or graph, every Thursday, pertinent to Social Security reform. The graphics are mostly self-explanatory, but we include commentary on some of them where and when necessary.
Here is a graphical example of the projected ratio of older Americans to younger Americans:
This proves many reform points, primarily that action is necessary now. Policy-wise, each passing year Social Security is not reformed, it adds a significant burden to the system (the Social Security Administration Actuaries estimate that figure to be 600 billion per year). But politically, as the population becomes older, gaining traction for reasonable reform will become nearly impossible:
A favorite question of critics of reforming Social Security is: Why act now, when there is no problem let alone crisis? The first baby boomers will begin to retire in three years. The fraction of voters receiving benefits will increase 50 percent in 20 years, and double in 50, relative to the fraction of voters paying taxes, making reform ever more difficult. And, once delayed, reform is ever more likely to lead to vastly higher taxes without slower benefit growth.
Tune into WILLisms.com each Thursday for more important graphical data supporting Social Security reform.
Posted by Will Franklin · 19 May 2005 10:56 AM
I am sitting here watching C-SPAN with Ted Kennedy spewing his thoughts out on the Senate floor. I am trying very hard to understand their position! All I come up with after listening to Ted Kennedy and some of the other Senators is "give it a yes or no vote!"
We have soooo much business that needs to be taken care of in our country! Our Senate is getting in the way of that! We have Reform Thursday once again here at WILLisms.com and frankly our future generations deserve a better choice to invest their hard earned money for their golden years!... This is a tug of war that needs to be one way or another. NOW!
Posted by: Zsa Zsa at May 19, 2005 01:16 PM
Social Security Reform would be really great if we didn't have to wait around for the fillibustering to stop!
Posted by: Zsa Zsa at May 19, 2005 01:27 PM
As usual a great post on Soc. Sec. Reform. Thanks for the graphs.
Posted by: Walter at May 21, 2005 07:52 AM