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Federal Deficit Commission Report

Deficit Commission Chairs Change Tune: No Longer Assert Social Security Causes Deficit

Merton and Joan Bernstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Merton and Joan Bernstein

Immediately after appointment to chair the Fiscal Commission, Erskine Bowles and Alan Simpson opened fire on Social Security. Their theme: reining in the federal deficit requires reducing Social Security benefits. So what happened?