The Corner

The Coming Crisis

Robert Samuelson tells the cold hard truth today about the coming retirement crisis. Samuelson tries to stay non-partisan, but it’s obvious that his proposals are much closer to the president’s than the just-say-no liberals. This story will get bigger every year. Ten years from now, domestic politics will be organized around the retirement crisis. From that vantage point, president Bush will be recognized as a hero for boldly raising the issue. Yet the president’s proposals will seem timid by comparison with what the country will be debating at that point.


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