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  • Congress
  • Any credible health care reform plan that Congress passes must include a meaningful target for restraining long-term cost growth that can be enforced. (concordcoalition.org)
  • Among other things, they recommend Congress agree to Social Security reforms this year and earmark future savings for the program. (cnn.com)
  • Bowles and Simpson plan to release more detailed recommendations at some point in coming weeks to flesh out their framework after consulting with members of Congress. (cnn.com)
  • We have prepared this report under the Comptroller General s statutory authority to conduct evaluations on his own initiative as part of a continued effort to assist Congress in addressing the challenges facing Social Security. (gao.gov)
  • I spoke to the congressman this afternoon about his bill, the conservative vision for health-care reform, and the problems of Congress. (washingtonpost.com)
  • Bush watchers say his flat-out campaign for Social Security overhaul fits a familiar pattern that he exhibited in pushing three tax cuts and a major education bill through Congress and in invading Iraq without broad international support. (capitolhillblue.com)
  • The plan presented Thursday by Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner to Republican leaders in Congress to avoid the nightmare that awaits come January calls for $1.6 trillion in new taxes. (cnn.com)
  • strengthen
  • He enumerated policy measures to strengthen the social state and analysed the country's exact position in relation to the European map during this period. (hri.org)
  • I opposed this measure because it failed to seriously address government spending--in fact, it contained new spending--and did not include reforms to strengthen and secure entitlements. (votesmart.org)
  • benefits
  • Mr. Ugoretz has overall responsibility for ERIC's representation of the employee benefits and compensation interests of America's major employers all of which provide comprehensive benchmark retirement, health care coverage, and other economic security and compensation benefits directly to tens of millions of active and retired workers and their families. (pensionrights.org)
  • Mr. Ugoretz was also responsible for directing the development of ERIC's acclaimed "New Benefit Platform for Life Security" which explored new and innovative ways of providing retirement and health benefits for workers and their families. (pensionrights.org)
  • Adopting a less generous and some say more accurate inflation formula, known as "chained CPI," for any federal payments that are adjusted for cost of living, such as Social Security benefits. (cnn.com)
  • A book of published proceedings (sponsored by the Century Foundation and NASI), In Search of Retirement Security: The Changing Mix of Social Insurance, Employee Benefits, and Individual Responsibility , edited by Teresa Ghilarducci, Van Doorn Ooms, John L. Palmer, and Catherine Hill, is available through the Brookings Institution Press at (800) 275-1447. (nasi.org)
  • The president's plan would allow workers under age 55 to divert up to 4 percentage points of their Social Security taxes into private stock and bond investment accounts in exchange for lower guaranteed future benefits. (capitolhillblue.com)
  • shortfall
  • Report to Congressional Addressees: United States Government Accountability Office: GAO: September 2006: Social Security Reform: Implications of Different Indexing Choices: Social Security Indexing: GAO-06-804: GAO Highlights: Highlights of GAO-06-804, a report to congressional addressees Why GAO Did This Study: The financing shortfall currently facing the Social Security program is significant. (gao.gov)
  • proposal
  • Ryan s budget plan includes a controversial proposal to revamp Medicare that would give future seniors the choice of opting out of the program in favor of private insurance. (freerepublic.com)
  • employers
  • Typically, employees make contributions to the plan and, in many cases, employers match the employees' contributions. (pensionrights.org)
  • H.R. 4049, "Automatic IRA Act of 2012", - Amends the Internal Revenue Code to require certain employers who do not maintain qualifying retirement plans or arrangements to make available to their eligible employees a payroll deposit individual retirement account (IRA) arrangement. (opensecrets.org)
  • include
  • Reforms in other countries that include indexing changes sometimes affect both current and future retirees. (gao.gov)
  • make
  • While the measure addressed many immediate issues, its adoption is making it more difficult to make needed, comprehensive reforms to our long-term obligations and liabilities and to stop sequestration. (votesmart.org)
  • years
  • Yet Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda's plan to double the 5 percent sales tax to 10 percent over the next three years is seen as far too timid to stop debts from piling up. (reuters.com)
  • In other words, we can plan to be at war for five to twenty years . (blogspot.com)
  • How do you believe Social Security can be reformed (or abolished, if you believe this) to benefit my generation (I'm 17 years old) as well as the current generation? (freakonomics.com)
  • Since the first benefit was paid 70 years ago, and through many economic ups and downs, the Social Security program has never missed a payment. (nasi.org)
  • Only small changes in the program - such as raising the contribution rate, broadening the sources of income to pay for Social Security, raising the tax cap, or modest benefit adjustments - are needed to put the system in balance for 75 years and beyond. (nasi.org)
  • sooner
  • That is, with more people out of work, contributions from wages decrease and more program participants retire sooner than they had planned. (nasi.org)
  • public
  • The crux of the plan is the creation of individual retirement accounts to replace the public social-security fund. (slate.com)
  • She fired the state public security secretary and replaced him with "the one who is most important to me, my husband," Anthony Garotinho, the former governor. (taipeitimes.com)
  • Furthermore, he has yet to win over many in his own party and half of the public while the opposition threatens to scupper the plan, which it supports in principle, to force snap elections. (reuters.com)
  • The many stakeholders in public hospitals have a conflicting mix of social, political, and business objectives. (reason.org)
  • problems
  • In between half and two thirds of cases, this crisis is caused by problems with the social security system including errors, delays and the use of sanctions. (cpag.org.uk)
  • program
  • The Social Security Administration's Office of the Actuary has officially "scored" the Individual Social Security Investment Program Act (HR 530), introduced by Reps. Sam Johnson (R-TX) and Jeff Flake (R-AZ). (issuelab.org)
  • As in previous recessions, Social Security income and outgo today are performing as they were designed, as a counter-cyclical insurance program. (nasi.org)
  • Unlike the early 1980s, and despite the current deep economic recession, the Social Security program actually is continuing to build reserves for the future. (nasi.org)
  • 2010 is the 75th anniversary of the act establishing the Social Security program. (nasi.org)
  • savings
  • A core example of libertarian paternalism is Thaler's Save More Tomorrow plan, by which workers can sign up to devote some of their future wage increases to savings. (typepad.com)
  • Another example is the automatic enrollment plan, by which workers are automatically enrolled in a savings plan, but can opt out with no trouble and at no expense if they choose to do so. (typepad.com)
  • Although Gore is proposing his plan in the context of Social Security reform, it seeks to address a problem that has long concerned policymakers--the extremely low savings rates of low-income workers. (ontheissues.org)
  • benefit
  • What are the implications of the changes in employer-based benefit programs for social insurance programs? (nasi.org)
  • Issues related to regulations addressing liability for partial termination of defined benefit plans. (opensecrets.org)
  • choices
  • This is the accessible text file for GAO report number GAO-06-804 entitled 'Social Security Reform: Implications od Different Indexing Choices' which was released on September 15, 2006. (gao.gov)
  • year
  • Individuals making less than $15,000 and couples making less than $30,000 would receive $3 for each dollar they invested, for total contributions of as much as $2,000 a year when the plan was fully implemented in 2009. (ontheissues.org)
  • Tomorrow
  • We could easily imagine a Give More Tomorrow plan, for charitable giving, or automatic enrollment for the same purpose (with costless opt-out). (typepad.com)
  • He is barnstorming the country as if there were no tomorrow for Social Security, as if it were near bankruptcy. (capitolhillblue.com)
  • system
  • I have a Medicare exchange to set up a certified Medicare system so people can select among those plans. (washingtonpost.com)
  • http://sound.wmnf.org/sound/wmnf_160907_110618_radioactivityW1_189.MP3 BY Rob Lorei In advance of Wednesday night's forum with Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump on national security, we talk about the state's Veteran Affairs' system and whether we are doing enough for those who have served. (wmnf.org)
  • president
  • As an aside, President Mitch Daniels or President Chris Christie would both stand a much greater chance of privatizing Social Security than President Palin. (washingtonpost.com)
  • Obama campaign adviser David Axelrod in a Monday interview avoided laying out specifics on how the president would reform Social Security, arguing now is not the time to talk about the details of reform. (freerepublic.com)
  • The latest plan put forth by the President seems less about finding a solution and more about trying to score points. (cnn.com)
  • The plan proposed by Geithner for the President is anything, but balanced. (cnn.com)