Gore Vs. Bush On Social Security: A Choice Not An Echo

When Vice-President Al Gore traveled to Lexington, Ky., on June 20 to propose new tax breaks for retired workers, aides to GOP standard-bearer George W. Bush were quick to pounce. The charge: A flip-flopping Veep was conceding that stock market investments offer a cushier retirement than Social Security. Just weeks before, Gore hammered Bush for pushing private Social Security accounts that let individuals invest in equities.

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