SOCIAL SECURITY NEWS….This news is modestly encouraging. The latest Washington Post/ABC poll asked people what they thought about the health of Social Security:

The number of people who think we have a Social Security “crisis” is down considerably, and the number of people who think it has “minor problems” ? which is probably the most accurate choice here ? is up. That huge tranche of people who continue to think Social Security has major problems is still worrisome, of course, but hardly unexpected after years of doom-mongering from both parties. Obviously we still have a lot of work cut out for us in the public education department, but at least the trends are in the right direction.