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Senate Panel Studies Social Security Proposals

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Senate Panel Studies Social Security Proposals

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Senate Panel Studies Social Security Proposals

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House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid join hands onstage at a Capitol Hill rally against the privatization of Social Security, April 26, 2005. Reuters hide caption

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The Senate Finance Committee begins to examine ways to fix Social Security's long-term financing problems.

Taking Issue

What does American society need from a federal retirement program in the decades to come? Experts debate different approaches.

Four plans were presented Tuesday on Capitol Hill. Outside, hundreds of union members protested, and some Democratic lawmakers railed against President Bush's proposal of privatizing the entitlement program.