TITLE

When Will Social Security Shortfalls Begin to Pinch?

AUTHOR(S)
Tempelman, Jerry H.
PUB. DATE
July 2006
SOURCE
Business Economics;Jul2006, Vol. 41 Issue 3, p40
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The impact of Social Security's eventual insolvency will be felt as soon as the balance between income and cost of Social Security will begin to shrink, which is currently projected to occur in 2009. This is because a shrinking Social Security surplus reduces government's ability to rely on that surplus to help fund the rest of its operations as it does now. The shortfall will need to be made up by increased taxation or borrowing, by reduction of Social Security benefit payments or of non-Social Security government programs, or a combination of these alternatives.
ACCESSION #
22067398

 

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