“social-security” Charts

Aging Populations Giving Economies Grey Hairs »

In a recent Pew poll, it was found that the growing number of older people is perceived as posing a…

Peter Graham
by: Peter Graham
views: 183
Score: 5

Danger on the Third Rail »

For far too long politicians have considered entitlement spending to be the third-rail of politics: touch it, and your future…

The Public Notice
by: The Public Notice
views: 244
Score: 4

Americans Agree: Government Programs Need Significant Reform »

A recent Pew Research Center survey found that an overwhelming majority of Americans feel many major government systems are in…

Anthony Sibley (AJ)
by: Anthony Sibley (AJ)
views: 96
Score: 4

Possible Social Security Disability Insurance Fraud? »

Data compiled from the Current Population Survey on men aged 20 to 59 with a work-limiting health problem shows that…

Cato Institute
by: Cato Institute
views: 273
Score: 2

Medicare and Social Security’s Cloudy Future »

Predicting your financial future is hard. Markets tank, rates go up, and kids play 52 card pick up with your…

The Public Notice
by: The Public Notice
views: 243
Score: 2

The Trouble With Social Security »

Social Security is failing, and it is in serious need of reform. Since around 2010, the cost of the program…

Cato Institute
by: Cato Institute
views: 65
Score: 1

The Big Three: Spending On The Largest Federal Agencies »

As the government grows, so does its budget. The federal spending on the government's three largest agencies is certainly no…

Cato Institute
by: Cato Institute
views: 176
Score: 1

Why Social Security's Not Going Broke »

Making Social Security solvent in the long run isn't that hard. But who should bear the cost?

YES! Magazine
by: YES! Magazine
views: 266
Score: 1

Where Does All the Money Go? »

In 2013, the major entitlement programs—Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, and other health care—consumed 49% of all federal spending. By comparison,…

The Heritage Foundation
by: The Heritage Foundation
views: 216
Score: 1

Medicare Bi-Millionaires »

Today's retirees will receive half a million dollars more in Medicare and Social Security benefits than they paid for in…

The Heritage Foundation
by: The Heritage Foundation
views: 84

Many SSDI Representatives Provide No Apparent Aid to Clients »

The average fee for representing an SSDI claimant is $2,950. The SSA pays representatives directly, using funds cut from recipients’…

The Heritage Foundation
by: The Heritage Foundation
views: 185

Flat Benefit Would Boost Benefits for Low-Income Workers »

Under the current Social Security Disability Insurance structure, individuals with the lowest incomes also receive the smallest benefit checks. Based…

The Heritage Foundation
by: The Heritage Foundation
views: 29

Social Security: A Negative Return on Investment »

Early recipients of Social Security received more than six dollars in benefits for every dollar they paid in Social Security…

The Heritage Foundation
by: The Heritage Foundation
views: 63

Social Security Straining the Federal Budget »

Social Security’s programs are running large and increasing cash-flow deficits, as revenues from the payroll tax and the taxation of…

The Heritage Foundation
by: The Heritage Foundation
views: 28

Disability Insurance Attractive to Low-Income Workers »

The value of disability insurance has risen since 1980, and as a result, the SSDI replacement rate—the percentage of income…

The Heritage Foundation
by: The Heritage Foundation
views: 29

Disability Insurance Trust Fund in Free Fall »

In 1994, Congress raised the tax rate for SSDI by about 50 percent. The Social Security Trustees warned that Congress…

The Heritage Foundation
by: The Heritage Foundation
views: 56

The Future Of Social Security: What Will The Benefits Be? »

A recent Pew poll revealed that Americans harbor a significant level of skepticism toward the future of Social Security. The…

SavvyRoo
by: SavvyRoo
views: 61

A Troubling Trend In Social Security Expectations »

Since 2001, a growing percentage of working Americans are expecting to rely on Social Security as a major source of…

Christian Stellakis
by: Christian Stellakis
views: 176

Social Security Disability Trust Fund Will Soon Be Depleted »

The Social Security Disability Trust fund has been running cash-flow deficits of about $30 billion a year and is expected…

The Heritage Foundation
by: The Heritage Foundation
views: 92

Do Americans Actually Want to Reduce Government Spending? »

70% of Americans feel it is essential that the federal budget deficit be reduced-- with 73% believing this should be…

Anthony Sibley (AJ)
by: Anthony Sibley (AJ)
views: 42

The Bleak Future Of Social Security »

Social Security is in dire need of reform. Running a severe cash flow deficit, its economic outlook is bleak to…

Cato Institute
by: Cato Institute
views: 45

Disabled Or Just Unemployed? »

Disability Insurance does help many people that have suffered debilitating injuries. But like any other government program, people can take…

Cato Institute
by: Cato Institute
views: 91

The Troubled State Of Social Security Disability Insurance »

Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) is one of the federal government's largest programs and it is also one of the…

Cato Institute
by: Cato Institute
views: 67

The Irony of Federal Programs: Top Five Receiving States »

These states receive a large percent of income from programs like Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid, above the national average…

Noah
by: Noah
views: 41

Can You Stomach This Sobering Statistic? »

"Around 75 or 80% of the world population do not have adequate social security... many of whom are struggling just…

The Crisis in Pensions and Retirement Plans »

A brief history of retirement in the U.S.

FACTS and STATs:

State and Local Government Pensions:

Social Security

Put it…

John P.
by: John P.
views: 50

Americans Working Longer, Still Unsure of Retirement »

In recent years, average American workers' expectations for retirement have changed drastically, with far fewer anticipating enjoying a financially secure…

Anthony Sibley (AJ)
by: Anthony Sibley (AJ)
views: 40

Social Security Deficits Strain Federal Budget »

It has been 30 years since Congress last touched Social Security. Reform is urgently needed to protect the nation’s elderly…

The Heritage Foundation
by: The Heritage Foundation
views: 155

Big Majorities Favor Progressive Tax-And-Spend Policies »

In a stunning change of public attitudes, Republicans have lost majority support for their signature, if not only, economic policy…

The National Memo
by: The National Memo
views: 57

Does Congress Want Grandma to Live in Poverty? »

These numbers according to new Census Bureau figures just released. Is impoverishing our senior citizens the way to create a…

Noah
by: Noah
views: 125

How Do We Save Social Security? Eliminate the Payroll Cap »

Every worker pays social security taxes on their earned income, but there is no tax on annual pay above $113,700.…

United for a Fair Economy
by: United for a Fair Economy
views: 145

Pres. Obama's Proposed 2014 Budget »

This chart shows how President Obama proposed spending $3.8 trillion in fiscal year 2014, as outlined in his original budget…

Nat'l Priorities Project
by: Nat'l Priorities Project
views: 46

Do retirement benefits contribute to company loyalty? »

According to research by MetLife in the U.S., conducted by the Boston College Center for Work & Family, employees who…

BCCWF
by: BCCWF
views: 105

Poverty Rates With and Without Social Security »

Social Security greatly reduces poverty for everyone, particularly unmarried men and women living alone.

IWPR
by: IWPR
views: 70

Reliance on Social Security for Older Women and Men »

Many older Americans rely on Social Security for the majority of their income and older women are even more reliant…

IWPR
by: IWPR
views: 45
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