Social Security represents the best of American ideals

Commentary | April 2, 2008 | By Marilyn Watkins | Tacoma News Tribune

I thought about my grandmother when the annual report of the Social Security trustees came out last week. Years of propaganda by Social Security's opponents have convinced many Americans the system is in trouble. Most young people I talk to assume that Social Security won't be there for them. And why wouldn't they, when the press and politicians from both parties have parroted the "crisis" line for years?

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