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The mystery of the missing Social Security data
The mystery of the missing Social Security data

Retirement expert Alicia Munnell of Boston College has brought a simmering Social Security mystery out into the open: Why were key figures about the program's benefits for retirees deleted from the latest trustees' report?   Munnell's conclusion, as set forth in a column published this week on MarketWatch, is that the reason is nefarious. "The deletion," she writes, "is the culmination of a concerted effort by a band of critics" who contend that Social Security is too generous to retirees. Among their goals is to undermine a growing effort in Congress to increase and expand the program's benefits, and make it easier for policymakers to...

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