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Tuesday, December 21, 2004

Social Security Is Fine

   By Emelius at 1:20 PM

      In the debate over the future of Social Security, President Bush has made it his long standing goal to kill the program. This was a hot topic that went underground after the September 11, 2001 attack on New York City. Critics though say that Bush is using fuzzy math to describe the problems and look to the new standards that were implemented last year by this very same president. It is no surprise that the White House is trying to create fear for his project. There are others though that are looking at trends and futures and understand the dangers of a privatized Social Security program. These people are telling a picture that Bush refuses to review and that is that the program is as healthy as ever.

"Social Security is like a car with a flat tire," said Peter Orszag, an economist at the liberal Brookings Institution and adviser in the Clinton White House. "There is a problem. We need to fix the flat tire. But we don't need to replace the car."


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