Can Simpson-Bowles Save Social Security?

By on August 12, 2014

Can the Simpson-Bowles plan save Social Security from its financial straits? Two scholars debate the issue.

ed-lorenzenEd Lorenzen
Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget
Ed Lorenzen is senior advisor at the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget. He previously served on the staff of the Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform and as policy advisor and legislative director to former Congressman Charlie Stenholm and as senior policy advisor for House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer from 2007 to 2010.

benjamin-veghteBenjamin Veghte, PhD
Social Security Works
Benjamin Veghte, PhD, is research director at Social Security Works. He is a member of the Scholars Strategy Network and the National Academy of Social Insurance. He taught comparative social policy and comparative politics at the University of Bremen, Germany, and served as a social policy consultant for the European Union.