Browsing articles tagged with "medicare Archives - Coalition to Reduce Spending"

You won’t believe this about Medicare…

A new report by Eugene Steuerle and Caleb Quakenbush at the Urban Institute (PDF) reveals just how unsustainable Medicare is. Because anyone who has paid Medicare taxes for at least 10 years is eligible for full Medicare benefits once they reach the age of 65, program recipients take much more in benefits than they pay into […] Read More >>

Debunking debt ceiling myths

Earlier this week, David B. Rivkin Jr. and Lee A. Casey published an important column in the Wall Street Journal debunking many of the myths about government debt, entitlement spending, and the upcoming battle over whether to raise the debt ceiling. First, a few definitions of terms and some history to help the discussion. Debt […] Read More >>

Federal spending is up 300% in the last 40 years

Former U.S. Comptroller General David Walker traveled across the country this fall to educate Americans about the true scope of government debt. His “$10 Million A Minute” tour through the Comeback America Initiative hit several states before the general election. Most of his discussion focuses on entitlement spending, that is Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid. […] Read More >>

How can we reform Social Security?

The scholars at the Mercatus Center have some suggestions. They’ve issued a new white paper discussing the various qualities a successful reform of Social Security would have. According to recent data from the Congressional Budget Office, Social Security (along with Medicare and Medicaid) spending will account for half of the federal budget by 2036. That’s […] Read More >>