Steps to Social Security Reform

Tax Day is right around the corner. And if you’re like me, you’re wringing your hands about how much we owe to the federal government. But whether we realize it or not, most people pay more in Social Security taxes than income taxes.

Social Security Crisis is Real

Oklahomans may be hearing a lot about President Bush’s proposal to reform Social Security. With all the rhetoric flying back and forth, what you may not be getting are the real reasons why we are having this discussion. Simply put: this is a generational problem.

Surviving the Retirement Boom

Ten thousand baby boomers turn 60 every day. In just two years, 77 million boomers will begin reaching early retirement age and will become eligible for Social Security benefits. When that happens, they will stop paying into Social Security and begin drawing money from it.

Social Security Truths

As the 2004 presidential campaign enters the final stretch, Democratic nominee John Kerry rolled out the tired election-year charge that his Republican opponent plans to cut Social Security benefits.

A Referendum on Social Security?

This year's Republican victories in U.S. House and Senate races have been largely attributed to the popularity of President Bush. But beneath the surface, something else was going on, as many races across the country also became referendums on Social Security reform.

Talking Down Vouchers

Ask any six-year-old and he will tell you – Bill Clinton's shining example aside – that it is wrong to tell a lie. But this simplest of schoolboy lessons has been lost on the critics of school choice.

Social Security Made Simple

Social Security reform has become the number one issue of the final days of the 2000 presidential campaign. With all the talk about lockboxes, trust fund solvency and trillion dollar promises, it is very easy to get bogged down by what is unarguably a complex issue. But it doesn't have to be. When you break it down, Social Security is not really all that complicated.