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As surprising as it may seem, this year's presidential election campaign may actually be waged about issues. And, increasingly, it appears that one of the biggest will be the future of Social Security.
Recently, Vice President Al Gore was asked what he would do to reform the nation's (indeed, the world's) largest government program; he responded, "I say, if it ain't broke, don't fix it." The vice president went on to say that if there were any little problems with the program, they could easily be fixed "the way we always have."
Not broken? Well, excuse me, but was the vice president out raising money from Buddhist monks while Bill Clinton was holding town meetings across the country to discuss the …