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Obama on Social Security

By Matthew Yglesias

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It’s been remarkable to me how quickly after the 2005 debacle Republicans have returned to their deeply unpopular idea of gutting Social Security. But for political purposes, the contrast has been muted by some indications that the White House, via the Fiscal Commission, actually agrees with this agenda. In today’s weekly address, the president took a strong stand on the issue saying Social Security should be honored on its 75th anniversary and not privatized as per Paul Ryan and the conservative orthodoxy.

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