Thursday, March 17, 2005

An Inside Look at Social Security's Future

The annual Social Security trustees' report will probably get more scrutiny this year than in a long time. It should be out in the next few days. MSNBC lists five things to watch when the report comes out:

  1. The life-span issue
  2. How soon before the financial crunch
  3. The number of immigrants
  4. The ratio of workers to retirees
  5. Social Security's "actuarial balance"

Social Security's actuary's office has already looked at plans to keep the system flush with cash for the next 75 years. President Bush has said he will not reveal any plans he has for doing the same Social Security until Congress presents some plans. (MSNBC)

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