Is the Bush White House Changing its Tune on Social Security?

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Opponents of President Bush's Social Security plan now claim it's dead before its arrival in Congress. One supporter has written a "Requiem for Reform" and a hard-line conservative senses "the smoldering smell of a sell-out." While trustees for Medicare say that government program is already receiving less revenue than its paying out, and Social Security won't be in that kind of trouble until 2018, Bush remains on the campaign trail, though his slogans and banners are changing to moderate the promise of private investment accounts. Has the White House made a colossal mistake? Will Congress fail to take action or will some compromise allow the President to make defeat look like victory? We hear more from journalists at the New York Times, Dallas Morning News and New Republic, and a Washington think-tank which has long advocated private accounts.
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Resources and References to today's SOCIAL SECURITY discussion:

Supreme Court's denial in Schiavo v Schiavo

Pinellas Circuit Court on Florida Department of Children and Schiavo v Schiavo


Prescription drug and Medicare Improvement Act of 2003

Thompson's article on cell phone viruses



Warren Olney