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Byline: Jeff Brown
How would President Bush's Social Security proposals affect you?
Too soon to tell. Although the president has been talking about the issue for five years and appointed a commission that made proposals in 2001, his detailed plan is still some weeks or months off.
But in his State of the Union address Wednesday and the subsequent campaign swing to drum up support for changes to Social Security, he did reveal a bit more.
It's clearer now, for example, that there are two types of benefit cuts on the table.
First, there are cuts that could be imposed on all Social Security beneficiaries as the government tries to close the gap between payroll taxes received from workers and payments made to retirees. The president listed several options that I'll get to in a moment.
Second, is the additional cut in traditional …