Social Security is unsustainable in its current form. A change is badly needed, but because this is such a contentious issue, policy proposals have yet to be enacted despite a number of ideas being put forward. A bipartisan commission tasked with making recommendations for an up-or-down vote by Congress could finally spur action on this issue.
There are already numerous proposals to make Social Security sustainable in the public sphere. A commission to study Social Security isn’t needed to help policymakers understand how to ensure Social Security’s solvency for future generations — Congress merely needs to weigh the options on the table and pass appropriate legislation.