Wednesday, February 09, 2005

Krugman's tax fix for Social Security: Is it enough? The Democrats' answer, so far, on Social Security is to roll back the permanent tax cuts for the upper tier -- and block privatization accounts. It all makes good sense, but since the Republicans control both houses of Congress, there doesn't seem to be a groundswell for ending tax cuts, even if Bush's private accounts proposal seems to be in deep trouble. But where are alternative proposals, such as means-testing or other structural reforms, to salvage Social Security in the long run? The New York Times > Opinion > Op-Ed Columnist: Spearing the Beast

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