Box Populi

Chait, Jonathan
September 2001
New Republic;9/17/2001, Vol. 225 Issue 12, p28
Focuses on the debate over protection of the social security surplus in the United States. Response of the administration of U.S. President George W. Bush to the Congressional Budget Office's prediction that the surplus must be partially spent; Reference to Clinton's proposal to cordon off the emerging budget surplus until the two political parties found a way to solve social security's long-term financial shortfall; Information on the bipartisan consensus that the surplus should be protected in a theoretical lockbox; Possibility for today's surpluses to help finance tomorrow's benefits.


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