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Protecting Social Security's Beneficiaries: Achieving Balance Without Benefit Cuts

Date Published: 
Monday, January 1, 2007
Source/Author: 
Nancy Altman

Board Chair Nancy Altman authored Protecting Social Security's Beneficiaries: Achieving Balance Without Benefit Cuts for the Economic Policy Institute's Agenda for Shared Prosperity. This briefing paper offers three proposals that retain Social Security’s distinctive character, increase its progressivity, maintain benefit levels, have no effect on 94% of workers, and increase the cost of the highest paid six percent of workers only modestly.

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