Downsize the Social Security Administration

Featuring Cato Institute and Caleb O. Brown


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.