September 1, 2014

The Great Social Security Debate

The Concord Coalition and the American Association of Retired Persons co-sponsored The Great Social Security Debate, a series of national discussions about the future of Social Security.

  • The first forum was held on April 7,1998, in Kansas City, Mo. Panelists included President Clinton, Sen. Rick Santorum (R-Pa.), Sen. Bob Kerrey (D-Neb.), Rep. Kenny Hulshof (R-Mo.), Rep. Earl Pomery (D-N.D.), Gary Burtless, Fred T. Goldberg Jr., Marilyn Moon, and David Walker.
    Click here to read Session One transcript.

  • The second forum was held on July 1, 1998, in Cranston, R.I. The forum focused on "Retirement in the 21st Century." Panelists included Vice President Gore, Sen. John Chafee (R-R.I.), Sen. Jack Reed (D-R.I.), Rep. Mark Sanford Jr. (R-S.C.), Rep. Charles Rangel (D-N.Y.), Ron Gebhardtsbauer, Marilyn Moon, and David Walker. Click here to read Session Two transcript.

  • The third forum will be held on July 27, 1998, in Albuquerque, N.M. Panelists included President Clinton, Sen. Pete Domenici (R-N.M.), Sen. Jeff Bingaman (D-N.M.), Rep. Jim Kolbe (R-Ariz.), Rep. Xavier Becerra (D-Calif.), Fernando Torres-Gil, Michael Boskin, Peter Diamond, Robert Reischauer, and Carolyn Weaver. Click here to read Session Three transcript.