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The Hijacking of Social Security

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President Bush's plan to privatize Social Security seems to be picking up steam, if his commission's recent report is any indication. This report paints an alarmist picture of Social Security's future and, in our view, very incorrectly suggests that if we don't either cut benefits or hand our funds immediately over to Wall Street, then the entire system is in for a quick demise.

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The Republican wrecking crew would hurt workers, women, minorities and the environment.

A swift international response could have contained the outbreak.

For readers who want to stay informed about what's at stake, we've gathered some relevant Nation articles, as well as links to worthy sites that can provide further info, including legislative updates, fact-sheets and activist material.

 

 

NATION ARTICLES

 

Pat's Social Security Trap
William Greider
August 20/27, 2001

Social Security Heist
Editors
July 9, 2001

Dear Alan: Butt Out
Editors
February 19, 2001

Third Rail Politics
Editors
June 12, 2000

Social Security for Women
Trudy Lieberman
July 19, 1999

The Real Threat to Social Security
Robert Dreyfuss
February 8, 1999

Social (In) Security
Editors
June 1, 1998

 

 

SITES OF INTEREST

 

The Economic Opportunity Institute's Social Security Page

Campaign for America's Future's Social Security Superpage

The AFL-CIO's Social Security Page

National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare

The Social Security Network

Expert Opinions From the Institute for Public Accuracy

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