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Bush Questions Solvency of Social Security Trust

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Bush Questions Solvency of Social Security Trust

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Bush Questions Solvency of Social Security Trust

Bush Questions Solvency of Social Security Trust

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President Bush takes his Social Security tour to the Federal Bureau of Public Debt in West Virginia to illustrate his concerns about the program. The bureau holds U.S. Treasury bonds backing the $1.7 trillion Social Security trust fund, which Bush says represents "I.O.U.s" — not real money.