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Retirement: President Bush needs to sharpen his rhetoric in the debate on Social Security. Obstructionists on Capitol Hill and K Street are winning the war of words.
In a desperate attempt to protect the last great vestige of the welfare state, critics have concocted a number of myths to frustrate the president's efforts to privatize the ailing New Deal program. And polls show Americans are buying into them, even though they are demonstrably false.
Most effective is the notion that the sacred cow is not sick.
Myth: Social Security is not going broke.
"Republican claims that Social Security is teetering on the verge of bankruptcy (are) just …