August 10, 2015

This Friday marks the 80th anniversary of the signing of the Social Security Act into law. To commemorate this historic legislation, this week the Peterson Foundation will highlight charts, analyses, and other original research that illustrate the current and future fiscal outlook of Social Security.

Social Security is the largest single federal program, and accounts for approximately one quarter of all federal spending. Follow #SocialSecurity80 on Twitter, Facebook, and other social channels to join the conversation and learn more.

National Debt Clock

See the latest numbers and learn more about the causes of our high and rising debt.


This series of infographics helps put some of today's most pressing fiscal debates in context.