Brewtown Politico

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2.17.2005

The Democratic leadership in the Senate has unveiled the Social (In)Security Calculator.

The calculations used are based on the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office's economic assumptions, and have been adjusted for inflation.

2 Comments:

At 2/21/2005 03:27:00 PM, Blogger Don Singleton said...

The calculations used are based on the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office's economic assumptions, and have been adjusted for inflation.Actually the calculator was specifically designed to make it look like privatization loses money in every situation, which is a very partisan approach.

For further analysis see my blog

 
At 2/21/2005 06:16:00 PM, Anonymous Scott said...

The most reasonable analysis of all of these calculators I've seen was done last week by Kevin Drum.It's debatable whether the Democrats' 2.7% return estimate is too pessimistic. However, CATO assumes at least a 4.95% return which seems to me to be pretty obvious wishful thinking.

 

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