Nocera, Joseph
April 1979
New Republic;4/7/79, Vol. 180 Issue 14, p9
Explains that the United States Congress is not endorsing President Jimmy Carter's proposals for changes that would save about $519 million in Social Security payments. Eliminating the lump-sum death benefit paid indiscriminately to survivors; Eliminating the college student benefit given to children of Social Security recipients; Congress' desperation to cancel some Social Security tax hikes before Americans feel the full brunt of it; Three people working to support one retiree; Senate Ways and Means Committee's excuses for putting aside Carter's cuts.


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