Until recently, I have been totally focused on how congressional tax proposals might affect retirement saving. I have been particularly concerned that forcing everyone to save through a Roth rather than a traditional 401(k) plan would seriously disrupt savings patterns and cause many workers especially the lower paid and those who are liquidity constrained to reduce their saving.
For the moment, it seems that Rothification is off the table. This hiatus makes it possible to step back and look at the big picture. The story, in my view, is not the details of the House or Senate bill and whether the middle class comes out plus or minus a thousand dollars, but rather what tax cuts at this time do to our fiscal structure and their impact on Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid down the road.
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