Has Your Life Become Too Much A Game Of Chance?

Washington is supposed to help all Americans achieve better lives. But some enjoy much better odds than others--and that promises to help shape the 2004 campaign.

In case you haven't noticed, over the past two decades the people in Washington who write the laws have turned your life into a spin of the roulette wheel--actually, an endless series of spins of the wheel that begin with day care and end with retirement (if you can afford it), and affect everything in between. Overall, Washington has structured the game just as any gambling house would, so there are a few winners but a lot more losers.

It's why many of us are falling further behind the harder we work, why our debt dwarfs that of our parents, why...

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