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Social Security Debate: Reform or Highway Robbery?

The Associated Press reports that President Bush's new plan for Social Security could potentially allow younger workers to invest up to 4 percent of their payroll taxes in private accounts. Those contributions would be limited to $1,000 to $1,300 a year. Pollsters say many young people seem to favor Bush's plan -- but others call it highway robbery. NPR's Tony Cox gets reaction from David Certner, director of federal affairs for the AARP, and Lee Walker, president of The New Coalition for Economic and Social Change.

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Tony Cox
Tony Cox has built a distinguished career in broadcast journalism that spans three decades in television and radio.