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

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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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