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Silence greets Thompson's plan on Social Security

Risk seen in calling for cuts

Fred Thompson has drafted a specific plan. Fred Thompson has drafted a specific plan.
By Michael Kranish
Globe Staff / October 15, 2007

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WASHINGTON - For weeks, Republican presidential candidate Fred Thompson was pilloried for offering vague aphorisms. So, when he unveiled a Social Security plan last week that would significantly cut benefits, pundits expressed shock at such a politically risky proposal. The other candidates, meanwhile, said next to nothing. (Full article: 1073 words)

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