Reforming Social Security: For Ourselves and Our Posterity (Hardcover)

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Reforming Social Security: For Ourselves and Our Posterity (Hardcover)

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Blahous contends that Social Security is ill-equipped to withstand the effects of an aging population and will impose excessive tax burdens upon future Americans unless its course is changed. Far from a doomsday tract, however, the book provides instances of proposals that would satisfactorily avert this course, if only the political will is mustered to implement them. Blahous argues for the program developed by the National Commission on Retirement Policy, but also offers positive descriptions of plausible alternatives as well as unsparing criticism of those who would cook the books in defense of either current law or high-cost alternatives. Reforming Social Security is sure to disturb ideologues from all parts of the political spectrum, because of its frank willingness to expose the costs of different approaches as well as the self-interest so often pursued by interest groups, political actors, and Social Security experts. An important analysis for the general public as well as policy makers and others concerned with social security issues.
CHARLES P. BLAHOUS III is currently Executive Director for the Alliance for Worker Retirement Security in Washington, D.C./e He served from 1996-2000 as Policy Director for the office of Senator Judd Gregg (R-N.H.), where he was responsible for managing the senator's major legislative policy initiatives, including pension reform, Social Security reform, Medicare choice, and budget reform.
Product Details ISBN: 9780275970444
ISBN-10: 0275970442
Publisher: Praeger
Publication Date: August 30th, 2000
Pages: 280
Language: English