TITLE

SS Trust Fund: the third rail1 for politicos

AUTHOR(S)
Cantor, Martin
PUB. DATE
March 2005
SOURCE
Long Island Business News (7/1993 to 5/2009);3/11/2005, Vol. 52 Issue 11, p10A
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on the politics involved in social security bill debate in the U.S. Social Security has justifiably been considered the "third rail" of American politics because the political careers of those elected officials daring to tread on the issue have met untimely ends. For the U.S. President George W. Bush, this time is different. Bush doesn't have to worry about re-election. Bush could be bold and fair with his policies, no longer having to placate the right wing of his party or be concerned about offending the American Association of Retired Persons, whose membership contains retired Americans collecting social security.
ACCESSION #
16461078

 

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