President Donald Trump, who campaigned on a promise not to cut Social Security, is reportedly considering a plan to eliminate much of the payroll tax that funds the critical safety net program. The Continuing Resolution (CR) signed into law in March 2007 was severely inadequate to address both the staffing and backlog problem at SSA for fiscal year 2007, despite the meager increase SSA received above the fiscal year 2006 appropriation. People close to Goss and Astrue said the disagreements involved personal chemistry, Social Security policy and the technical quality of Goss’ work on disability programs — not political ideology.
History: Created by EO 6757, June 29, 1934, to study problems relating to economic security of individuals and make recommendations for a national social security system. The Commissioner does not have the relative luxury of planning how to use what is available now over the course of the entire fiscal year, but must deal with almost day to day limitiations on spending money.
The retiring employee is concerned that Social Security is rapidly phasing out face to face service in favor of toll free number service, which he knows is much less satisfactory. Senator Bunning gave an excellent representation of a Republican attitude that may have led to the grand plans, as he vehemently told Astrue that he did not want to hear anything about budget problems at Social Security.
Our mission is to Deliver Social Security services that meet the changing needs of the public.” Our challenge is to maintain and even improve services in a time of fiscal austerity. This administration feels an obligation to protect the investment of those who are retired and those who are counting on retirement.
The end result: Social Security deposited $24,627 into her checking account Wednesday morning. The Simpson-Bowles plan, conversely, goes into loving detail about cuts to the discretionary budget and Social Security but turns suddenly vague and cramped when it gets to Medicare.