Gore: Two Chickens In Every Pot?

Gore ups the ante with more middle-class goodies

With Democrats edgy over his swoon in the polls, Vice-President Al Gore is making another stab at recasting his economic plan. On June 13, the Veep appeared before a partisan Manhattan crowd and rolled out his "prosperity and progress" agenda, a platter of appetizing--but sugary--confections meant to revive his campaign. There were new "trust funds" for education, the environment, and health care, a new Social Security investment account, and a plan to put Medicare into an inviolable "lockbox" where it would presumably be safe from grubby Republican hands.

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