Fixing Social Security: Is the Surplus the Solution?

Altig, David E.; Gokhale, Jagadeesh
April 1999
Economic Commentary;04/01/99, p1
Trade Publication
Evaluates the proposal of United States (US) President Bill Clinton's administration to restore solvency to the US Social Security system by using projected federal budget surpluses. Accounting of the surplus; Facts about the proposal; Implications of Social Security reform on the US society.


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