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Price Indexing and the Social Security Financing Gap

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Price Indexing and the Social Security Financing Gap

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Price Indexing and the Social Security Financing Gap

Price Indexing and the Social Security Financing Gap

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One option President Bush is considering to close the financing gap in Social Security is called price indexing. It would fundamentally change the way benefits are calculated and could lead to substantial cuts in the relative value of benefits.