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Have your say on Social Security and Medicare


POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Sep 15, 2012

~~<p>Resolving the nation's crisis over budgets and the Social Security and Medicare entitlements is never going to be easy, as anyone who's tuned in to any of the Capitol Hill drama over the past year can attest. But the AARP has at least clarified the process, enabling people beyond the Washington beltway to see more of the issues through all the spin.</p>
<p>The reason citizen education matters here is plain: Both these programs have been considered the third rail of politics for decades, and elected officials have needed a nudge &mdash; a hard shove, really &mdash; to touch it. And now that the national debt has pushed the issue to the front burner, members of Congress need some sense of what the electorate might support.</p>
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Resolving the nation's crisis over budgets and the Social Security and Medicare entitlements is never going to be easy, as anyone who's tuned in to any of the Capitol Hill drama over the past year can attest. But the AARP has at least clarified the process, enabling people beyond the Washington beltway to see more of the issues through all the spin.

The reason citizen education matters here is plain: Both these programs have been considered the third rail of politics for decades, and elected officials have needed a nudge — a hard shove, really — to touch it. And now that the national debt has pushed the issue to the front burner, members of Congress need some sense of what the electorate might support. Login for more...



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