President Bush has promised to change Social Security, but experts caution that there is no easy fix for the federal retirement program in the article “Safety net fix-up time” from the Nov. 14 Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia, Pa. The article, which also ran in the Kansas City (Mo.) Star and the Billings (Mont.) Gazette, discussed proposed changes, including personal savings accounts, cuts in future benefits or increases in current payments into the system.
“There is no doubt that any solution would be controversial,” Feisal Khan, assistant professor of economics.