President Bush-s Social Security Plan in Crisis

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Since President Bush first proposed it, public approval for privatizing part of Social Security, hasn-t gone up. It-s gone down. Just six weeks after his second inauguration, even the Wall Street Journal says Bush -seems to be losing- the debate about Social Security, the -keystone- of his second term. Yet, despite Republicans in Congress being divided, with some openly talking about alternatives, the President is not backing down. He-s embarked on a 60-day selling campaign in 60 cities, a major investment of political capital. Why is the President so committed, especially when he concedes that private accounts won-t solve long-term financial problems? We hear more about privatizing this public program from pollsters, journalists, financial analysts, economists and policy watchdogs.
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President Bush on Syria

Taif Agreement

Fattah's article on Saudis' call for Syrians to quit Lebanon

Social Security Administration

White House on Social Security

Pew Research Center on declining support for private accounts

Rep Paul Ryan on Social Security

Sen John Sununu on Social Security

Foster Winans' article on justice and the high cost of media circuses



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