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Political courage is a no-show in shoring up Social Security


Truth comes, not just from the mouths of babes, but from the mouths of retiring bureaucrats as well.

Outgoing Social Security Commissioner Michael J. Astrue, who ended his six-year term Wednesday, offered blunt appraisals of Congress, the White House and advocates for seniors in an interview with The Associated Press.

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Mike O'Rourke
Mike O'Rourke began his career at the Brainerd Dispatch in 1978 as a general assignment reporter. He was named city editor in 1981 and associate editor in 1999. He covers politics and writes features and editorials.
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