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Friday, October 14, 2011


My dear friend Maury Perilli, humble man that he is, scoffs when I suggest he is a political prophet. During his time as a writer of "View From Here" in the Mercer Messenger, Maury has proven to be an uncanny seer into the future. The above article, written almost 20 years ago, points out the still existing problem of funding the Social Security program as it continues to descend into a financial disaster. Nineteen years later, politicians of all political affiliation have done nothing to alleviate the problem. The subject of reforming social security has been called the "third rail of politics" and indeed it is. Unfortunately, our elected officials are worried more about being re-elected than forming a bipartisan commission to solve the problem once and for all.

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