The Super Committee and Social Security: Should the Bowles-Simpson Proposals be on the Table?

Sep 15, 2011, 13:15 ET from The National Academy of Social Insurance

WASHINGTON, Sept. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As the work of the congressional "Super Committee" to reduce the deficit gets underway, some have suggested turning to the proposals of Fiscal Commission co-chairs Erskine Bowles and Alan Simpson as a potential starting point for Social Security reform. How would the Bowles-Simpson proposals affect Social Security benefits for future seniors? Are they a good starting point for the Super Committee? What are the implications of such changes for seniors across the population?

What: A congressional briefing to release the findings of a new policy brief by the National Academy of Social Insurance (NASI): How Would Seniors Fare – by Age, Gender, Race and Ethnicity, and Income – Under the Bowles-Simpson Social Security Proposals by 2070?

When: 10:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m. - Friday, September 16, 2011

Where: B318 Rayburn House Office Building
Independence Avenue between South Capitol Street and 1st Street
Washington, D.C.

This session will feature a discussion of NASI's new brief: How Would Seniors Fare – by Age, Gender, Race and Ethnicity, and Income – Under the Bowles-Simpson Social Security Proposals? Speakers will include:

  • Virginia Reno, Vice President for Income Security, (NASI)
  • Marc Goldwein, Policy Director, Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget; former Associate Director of the Fiscal Commission
  • Wilhelmina Leigh, Senior Research Associate, Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies
  • Stacy Sanders, Director of the Elder Economic Security Initiative, Wider Opportunities for Women
  • Janice Gregory, President, NASI (moderator)

Can't attend in person? Watch live from this URL: http://www.nasi.org/events/137/live-streaming

Questions?  Contact Jill Braunstein at (202) 452-8097 or visit www.nasi.org.

The National Academy of Social Insurance is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization made up of the nation's leading experts on social insurance. Its mission is to promote understanding of how social insurance contributes to economic security and a vibrant economy.

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