Kevin Cashman

Kevin Cashman lives in Washington, D.C., and researches issues related to domestic policy at the Center for Economic and Policy Research. Follow him on Twitter: @kevinmcashman or read his blog here.

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The government could allocate enough money into the trust fund without changing taxes at all as long as there are enough resources in the economy.(Photo: AFGE/flickr/cc) Views
Monday, May 06, 2019
The Social Security Trustees Consistently Agree: The Program is Well-Funded
This year’s Social Security and Medicare trustees’ report saw very few changes from last year’s report and showed that the Social Security retirement program’s (OASI) financial situation had improved modestly by some measures. While the report predicts that the Social Security retirement program...
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Social Security is projected to have a shortfall in the medium term and many argue that the program, despite its importance, needs to be cut today. (Photo: Reuters) Views
Wednesday, February 13, 2019
A Late Valentine? Millionaires Stop Paying into Social Security on February 18th
By February 18th, someone making $1,000,000 in 2019 will have stopped paying into Social Security for the year. Social Security, which provides retirement, disability, and survivor benefits to countless Americans every year, only taxes the first $132,900 of a salary (up from $128,400 in 2018). If...
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Monday, April 11, 2016
To Save Democracy, We Need To Make Voting Much, Much Easier
Political rhetoric in the U.S. is often characterized by sickly sweet appeals to democracy. Voting is held up as the foundation of democracy , or as the most useful or necessary method of political participation or expression. Judging by that rhetoric, and by the image of the U.S. that is exported...
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