Downsize the Social Security Administration

Featuring Cato Institute and Caleb O. Brown

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The Social Security Administration was created in 1935 and operates three large programs that provide benefits to millions of Americans: Old‐​Age and Survivors Insurance (OASI), Disability Insurance (SSDI), and Supplemental Security Income (SSI).

Today the agency takes up one quarter of the us budget, spending $914 billion a year, around $7,600 for each U.S. household.