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Saturday, July 13, 2002

Social Security Privatization - Ta Ta for Now

A good idea whose time will come? Sure, I think so, but our new "Issue Skipper" says, this idea is dead for this year. Election year politics, corporate scandal, and a stock market swoon create too big a mountain to climb. This is a true no-guts prediction, by the way, since the Times quotes Trent Lott thusly:

"We're not going to act in this area this year. They know it. We know it. And hopefully the senior citizens know it."

And hopefully, I know it too. For now.

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