Established to provide economic security to our retired and disabled population, Social Security is one of of nation’s most beloved programs, but also one of its most controversial. In short, the program will have to be reformed or benefits will be cut for beneficiaries. There are simply not enough workers to pay full program benefits to beneficiaries. Currently, there are only 2.9 workers per beneficiary (In 1945 there were almost 42 per beneficiary), and that number is expected to drop. The program is also outdated and ill-equipped to handle the reality of the 21st century.

976.79 Billion Annual Budget

Nancy A. Berryhill Secretary

67,000 Government Employees

Budget Growth 2012 - 2016

$3.53 Trillion

Annual budget for the federal government

$976.79 Billion

Percentage of Federal Budget