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Opinion
Mark Trahant: Social Security debate all about 'me'


"This is a news story told as a master narrative: America is getting older.

President Bush promised last week that he would talk about this a lot to "convince people that we have a problem."

The president is focusing on Social Security as the point of the crisis, citing the decline in the ratio of workers to retirees. In 1950, there were 16 workers for each Social Security recipient; today that number is only 3.3 workers to recipients (and that is shrinking, too).

Boil down the "America is aging" story and it is essentially: me, me, me."

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