In the face of an ever-growing budget deficit, one of the targets for cuts—though politically unpalatable—might be Social Security.
Social Security is one of the government’s most popular programs. Three-fourths of potential beneficiaries, in a recent survey, recommended that the program’s benefits be continued at present levels in the future.
Since 1935, when the first Social Security checks went out, the program has also represented a major expansion to the...
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