Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Cut the budget and reduce inequality – by cutting Social Security?

Over at NPR, Marilyn Geewax outlines some of the interesting cross-currents in the Social Security debate: one of the sources of income inequality is the country is that seniors are a lot better off than younger Americans, in part due to programs like Social Security. At the same time, both Republicans and Democrats tell pollsters it's extremely important to protect the program. That makes the supercommittee's job tricky.

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