Tag: CBO flap

Two businessmen handshaking in meeting

So as to not lose my few remaining readers, I would like to wind up the discussion of Social Security replacement rates.  And I think that I can do that on a positive note.  The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) “flap,” where the agency admitted that it had miscalculated replacement rates, suggests two pieces of good…

Crosshairs over a brickwall

The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) produced a report in December that showed Social Security is very expensive – a huge 75-year deficit – and very generous – extraordinarily high benefits relative to pre-retirement earnings (replacement rates).  These two developments together could set the stage for cutting back on Social Security – something this country can…