Social Security and the Ballot Box
New York Times (10/06/02) ; Brock, Fred

House and Senate lawmakers have pushed the issue of Social Security privatization to the back burner for the fall elections. The issue is not expected to be a platform issue because older voters tend to wield more voting power in nonpresidential election years, and almost 70 percent of U.S. voters over age 60 staunchly oppose the idea of privatizing Social Security because they fear that such a move would radically alter the existing Social Security system and reduce benefits.

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