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Chris Christie's big presidential idea: torch Social Security
Chris Christie's big presidential idea: torch Social Security

If there's any immutable rule in politics, it should be: beware of candidates who try to be "bold" merely for the sake of looking bold.  Chris Christie, trying desperately to keep his presidential hopes alive, wants to look bold, and he's not above throwing millions of elderly Americans under his campaign bus to do so. That's the only conceivable explanation for the New Jersey Republican governor's misinformed and dangerous proposals to "fix" Social Security. In his big campaign speech delivered Tuesday in New Hampshire, Christie showed that he doesn't understand what Social Security is for, why it exists, how...

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