SOCIAL SECURITY COOTIES….Here’s the latest on Social Security:

On the eve of the first congressional hearing on the restructuring of Social Security, Republicans on the Senate Finance Committee signaled that they will not insist that personal accounts be part of the legislation and that they will not seek further details from President Bush about his plans for the government-run retirement program.

….In yesterday’s briefing, the committee official asserted that the contours of Bush’s plan for Social Security are already well known and that the panel did not believe the release of further details of the plan would be helpful.

Am I missing something? Or did this guy basically ask President Bush to please shut up and stop making things worse?

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