Another Looming Disaster

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The dire warnings of the Social Security and Medicare trustees should give Democrats pause on their reckless fiscal agenda.


n a week when Americans were distracted by the calamity in Afghanistan, landfall of the powerful Hurricane Ida, and the ongoing Delta surge, one could be forgiven for missing news on another looming disaster. But on Tuesday, we got word that the crisis facing our unsustainable entitlement programs will be more severe, and arrive sooner, than many people think.

Each year, the trustees for Social Security and Medicare are required to give updates on the state of finances for the two programs — easily the two largest in the federal budget, with combined expenditures of $2 trillion. By law, the reports …

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