Posts Tagged ‘Paul Krugman’

Numbers That Don’t Add Up

Saturday, May 14th, 2011

Paul Krugman had a good Op-Ed in Thursday’s New York Times: “Seniors, Guns and Money“.


In 2007, there were 20.9 Americans 65 and older for every 100 Americans between the ages of 20 and 64 — that is, the people of normal working age who essentially provide the tax base that supports federal spending. The Social Security Administration expects that number to rise to 27.5 by 2020, and 31.7 by 2025. That’s a lot more people relying on federal social insurance programs.

We’re in trouble.