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A safety net is showing its age

As older Americans retire earlier and live longer, their numbers are projected to grow far more rapidly than the working-age population. These demographic changes are already putting pressure on Social Security, which is expected to start paying out more than it takes in sometime in the next few years.

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Social Security's vanguard against cuts
Article | One of the oddest Web posts making the rounds in Washington is a series of blurry videos from Capitol Hill showing people coming and going from a closed-door meeting of President Obama's new deficit commission.

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