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Posted By Ray DeLorenzi On October 8, 2007 @ 9:00 am In Notebook | No Comments

Washington Post [1]: Fixing the Safety Net: What It Will Take

We agree with Robert J. Samuelson’s assessment ["Escaping the Budget Impasse," op-ed, Oct. 3] that Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid need to be strengthened for future generations. But he doesn’t take into account the full picture, and his list of “only four” solutions ignores a more important fifth remedy — controlling the skyrocketing costs throughout the health-care system that drive spending on these programs.

Washington Post [2]: Moves That Save, And Parents Who Won’t

In a report about the struggles of caregivers to the elderly, AARP found that about 23 percent of caregivers said their assistance was creating a financial hardship.

Wall Street Journal [3]: Social Security Compromise

The Rahm Emanuel proposal, coming from the chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, looks like an important signal that a compromise may now be possible between Republicans and Democrats along the general lines originally proposed by President Bush.

New York Times [4]: The American Dream In Reverse

The administration and Congress should work to avoid mass foreclosures. Meanwhile, bankruptcy reform would give borrowers a shot at keeping their homes.

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[1] Washington Post: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/10/07/AR2007100701362.html

[2] Washington Post: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/10/06/AR2007100600102_pf.html

[3] Wall Street Journal: http://online.wsj.com/article_print/SB119179894805051464.html

[4] New York Times: http://www.nytimes.com/2007/10/08/opinion/08mon1.html?ref=opinion

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