“The federal government devotes a substantial share of its budget to benefits for the nation’s retirees through Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, other programs. Additionally, tax incentives for employer-sponsored retirement plans and for Individual Retirement Accounts constitute one of the largest preferences in the federal income tax code. CBO regularly analyzes a wide range of proposals to change those programs or those elements of the tax code.”
See CBO, Retirement.
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See CBO, Topics.