Brenton Smith



Dec 5, 2017
The status quo mindset has enabled the system to deteriorate to where it is today. For decades, we have heard that Social Security presents a problem for those who are 40 and younger. The idea that we can adjust the system for future beneficiaries is the source of our present challenges.


Nov 6, 2017
Social Security is the largest, and arguably most important, program in the federal government. It is a life-line for millions. For the rest of us the program is a set of never-ending, polarizing arguments.


Oct 23, 2017
The Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget released a statement on the FY 2018 Senate Budget which reveals that Congress is starting to wake to the issue of Social Security.


Oct 6, 2017
We solved the financial problem of 1983 with a fairness problem that grows into eternity. Congress intended to pass the buck from then-retirees to future retirees. That approach is unpopular with current retirees who want Congress to pass that same buck to someone else.


Sep 8, 2017
Social Security has generally lost visibility as Washington and voters have focused on healthcare. It is ironic because any questions about healthcare should put Social Security in the spotlight on the front-page.


Aug 29, 2017
There have been people have been warning about the demise of Social Security for 30 years.


Jul 14, 2017
The Trustees recommend that lawmakers address the projected trust fund shortfalls in a timely way in order to phase in necessary changes gradually, giving workers and beneficiaries time to adjust to them.


Jul 5, 2017
The discussion of Social Security has degenerated into a shouting match in no small part because ideology is more important than fact in any exchange.

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