Close Call for Social Security

A bipartisan commission hammers out compromise measures

For the bipartisan National Commission on Social Security Reform, the race to meet its Jan. 15 deadline for agreement on proposals to save the ailing Social Security system was a photo finish. "You may be collecting your Social Security before we finish this commission, but I assure you it will be there when the time comes," quipped Democratic Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan of New York as he entered Blair House, the capital's official guest residence for visiting statesmen, where the eleventh-hour negotiations took place. Administration officials,...

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