Save Social Security First

Call it the politics of plenty. After years of cut, cut, cut, Washington is now back to give, give, give. The Congressional Budget Office just raised its estimate of the surplus to $1.61 trillion over the next 10 years. This bonus is tempting lawmakers to shower their contributors and constituents with all kinds of goodies, especially since there's a congressional election this fall. There is, after all, plenty to go around. Right?

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