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Bush's Social Security Reform - Look Out if your Under 55

Reported by Ellen - February 2, 2005

Today on Studio B, Rick Folbaum, filling in for Shepard Smith, interviewed Brit Hume who is covering the President's State of the Union Address tonight.

Hume shared some 'leaks' that they say, 'always get out' right before the speech. One of the leaks that I found astounding was that when President Bush pushes his Social Security plan tonight, he is going to 'save' Social Security for those 55 and older. Are you 54, 53, 50 or 48? Guess you won't be 'protected' by Bush's new plan.

Hume said that he didn't think it would be so hard for the president to sell. Hume said the president is in high spirits and is calm and comfortable. Awwww!

He went on to say that by using this '55' plan, the president hopes to ease the fears of the elderly while gaining the support of younger people. Even though, Hume admitted, young people don't really 'vote' in the numbers that the elderly and other age groups do. He stated that with the results of this weekend in Iraq (the election?) this should make it easier for the president to push his domestic agenda.

Hume also added that the president wants to push his robust agenda to keep everyone busy.

Comment: What does that mean? Keep us busy? So we won't pay attention to his agenda? I don't know about you guys, but there are a lot of us in our 40's and 50's who have paid into social security for a long time and it looks like we may be the biggest losers in the president's 'robust agenda'.

Reported by; Donna..........Donna's Dissertations.........

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